Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Lehigh Valley Barbell 
645 East Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018

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John Giacalone 
Lehigh Valley Barbell 

The 2018 Big Money Meet Fundraiser

The Big Money Meet Fundraiser is a USAW sanctioned weightlifting competition in historic downtown Bethlehem. 50% of the profit from this meet will go directly back to the top 3 male and 3 female lifters. We plan on doing a 50-30-20 split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively. We are guaranteeing a minimum of $500 to go the top male and top female athletes, $300 to second place, & $200 for 3rd place. Any registrations beyond 61 lifters and all additional profit from raffles, food, and the shirts will increase the total amount given to the lifters. We will also seek out sponsorships from local businesses to put towards the total money. 

This event is open to youth, junior, senior, and master ages, and novice lifters. Join the Lehigh Valley Barbell Facebook page for updates regarding sponsors and prizes. Also check out our website for more details. There are no refunds, so please be sure  you can attend. 

This event is free for spectators but we will encourage you to donate some money to help increase the money that goes back to the lifters and our nonprofit. Our Facebook page will have a livestream and we will have a ton of food, as usual. Please come and cheer on your friends, family, and peers. 

We reserve the right to close individual sessions and/ or change times of sessions as we deem necessary to run a successful meet.

Tentative schedule until registration is closed. This may change based on registrations.:

Saturday: Everyone will lift on Saturday. We will arrange sessions based on entry totals.

Clothing: A weightlifting singlet is encouraged. Here are the official guidelines: http://www.iwf.net/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/01/141231-IWF-Guideline-for-Outfit.pdf

Awards: Medals will be given to the Top Three lifters in senior, youth, and junior classes. Overall top three medals will be given to masters, and to the novice lifters.  

Weigh In: All youth athletes must weigh in their singlet as per the new rules. There will be no exceptions. 

A valid USA Weightlifting membership is required to compete in this meet regardless of whether you're competing in the Novice or Open category. You can follow the link and register now, or you can do so later on. You will need to present a digital or paper copy of your USAW card at the competition when you sign in. A computer can be provided to help you to sign up on the days of.

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