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Our mission is to grow the community of powerlifting worldwide in low-income and at-risk communities by raising funds to establish training facilities, purchase training equipment, create coaches and educate athletes on the sport of powerlifting

During the summer of 2015, 4 hours before I was scheduled to leave Harare, Zimbabwe, I stumbled into the back door of a community center after hearing the faint, yet distinct noise of lifting plates clanging against an iron bar. Four hours was enough time to awaken a new passion inside of me, one that sparked the desire to create a new form of outreach and missions by combining two of the biggest passions in my life. From that moment on, I couldn’t get the idea of LIFT4LIFE out of my mind.
— John Downing

We envision a world where powerlifting isn't just a sport but
a COMMUNITY - one that will LIFT up the LIFE of the individual.

Powerlifting has and always will be a community. Because of the fellowship within the lifting community, the sport is thriving more than ever before. With that in mind, LIFT4LIFE ultimately has one goal: building a sustainable community of powerlifters in countries that do not yet have the sport. Help us spread the sport by becoming a part of our growing community.  

Powerlifting is an individual sport where the quest for maximal strength is shared and understood by all who seek it. That understanding is what creates a unique brotherhood of lifters across the globe that utilizes the barbell and iron to become better, stronger versions of themselves.
— Matt Gary

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

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