Danielle McKinnis, PT, DPT
The Bull City Strong Project was founded in December, 2015 when we opened The Choice Performance Center in Durham, North Carolina. Our mission, then as it is now, was to bring the Triangle community together in support of local charities through fundraising and volunteer endeavors. Each year our goal is to select local charities and using our community base raise funds annual for the charities. In 2016, we raised over $11,000 for Girls on the Run of the Triangle.
Our 2017 ...supported charities for the Bull City Strong Project transcends race, culture, and gender. Girls on the Run of the Triangle is dedicated to uplifting and empowering young girls. Merrick-Moore Backpack Buddies seeks to provide food to students where 98% are economically disadvantaged. 1 of 4 children are at risk for hunger in North Carolina. The Durham A.S.P.C.A. is dedicated to the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law.
Our 2017 Bull City Squat Challenge is dedicated to supporting these three local charities. Up to 12 supporters will barbell squat to raise money. Join us in support of the Durham Community..
Let’s put an end to child hunger. Let’s support empowerment of our young women. Let’s take care of our animals who are such an important part of our everyday lives. Support the Durham Project.
STOP CHILD HUNGER – HELP OUR CHILDREN- KEEP ANIMALS SAFE-MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE
On Saturday May 6, 2017, The Choice Performance Center of Durham will host the 2nd Annual Bull City Squat Challenge as a fundraiser for 3 local Durham charities. The 2016 version of the event raised $5100 for Girls on the Run of the Triangle. The goal for this year’s event is to raise $15,000 for three Durham based charities: Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Merrick-Moore Backpack Buddies, and the Durham A.S.P.C.A.
Participants in the Bull City Challenge will barbell back sq...uat (men: 135lbs. and women 95lbs.) for maximum reps for 6 sets (a change from last year’s 8 sets). At the 2016 event, Allie Symonds and Paola Gehrig, led all squatters with 461 reps over 8 sets. Symonds set the record with 117 consecutive barbell squats. Brent Adcock led the men with 400 squats. In total, the 8 participants performed 3,141 squats in the 2 plus hour event. Funds were raised by sponsors of the participants who donated per squat performed.
This year’s event is dedicated to the late Melvin “Brent” Adcock. Brent and his wife Kim raised over $1500 for G.O.T.R. at the 2016 event. Each participant’s tee shirt will have a commemorative patch with the initials M.B.A. on the sleeve.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am. The 2nd Annual Bull City Squatters Challenge. The Choice Performance Center of Durham. To benefit Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Merrick-Moore Backpack Buddies, American Diabetes Association, and the Durham ASPCA. Come get some!
Here at Coach Jeff Connors strength clinic at ECU in Greenville. Body Tempering. Using heavy rollers to knead muscle in preparation for lifting. Interesting Concept. The roller weights 150lbs.
So what happens when you combine fresh oysters, jalapeño tartar sauce, spicy in house hot sauce, fresh sliced jalapeño, on top of a fresh pork rind? You get General Lee's Rooster at Boiling Room in Kinston, NC.
Touring Eastern North Carolina. Visiting the legendary Wilbers Barbecue in Goldsboro and Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston. Today's Squat Day was worth 2 pints of beer!
Get ready for the 2nd Annual Bull City Squatters' Challenge to be held Saturday May 6, 2017 at The Choice Performance Center in Durham, North Carolina. The 2016 Squatters' Challenge raised over $5000 for Girls on the Run of the Triangle and our goal for 2017 is to raise $15,000. The 2017 event will benefit 4 charities: Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Merrick-Moore Backpack Buddies, the American Diabetes Association, and the Durham A.S.P.C.A.
Participants in the Bull City ...Challenge will barbell back squat (men: 135lbs and women: 95lbs.) for maximum reps for 6 sets. Athlete sponsors may donate per squat to the charity of their choice. At the 2016 event, Allie Symonds and Paola Gehrig, led all squatters with 461 reps over 8 sets. Symonds set the record with 117 consecutive barbell squats. The late Brent Adcock led the men with 400 squats.
This year’s event is dedicated to the late Melvin Brent Adcock. Adcock was shot and killed in Roxboro on July 16, 2016, months after participating in the challenge. He is survived by his wife Kim and children Brooke, Jared, and Daniel. Each participant's tee shirt will have the initials M.B.A. on the sleeve.
Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 for our four charities. Are you a squatter? Would you like to sponsor a athlete? Shoot us an email, and sign up to participate! Training begins March 6th.