Salem High Weight Room Fund

After ten years away from involvement at my old high school I am back as a coach of multiple sports. I have quickly realized that all my athletes are at a huge disadvantage. The weight room I called home as an athlete at Salem High School is a complete disaster. I have personally spent about $1000.00 of my own money just so my athletes can safely lift in there and get effective workouts. It is the same equipment I used 15 years ago and is in desperate need of upgrade. The athletics have also suffered due to the condition of the weight room. Very few winning seasons over the last 10-15 years and kids that are uninterested in improving their fitness due to the terrible and unsafe conditions. I would like the money to buy new olympic bars, bumper plates that do not ruin the floor when dropped, useable power cages that are safe for the kids (we currently have one real power cage for 30-50 kids), sleds and ladders for speed and agility training, benches (we currently have three that are useable, to build olympic lifting platforms to outline areas for these lifts to be done safely, hex bars for safer deadlifting for beginners, and to get a plaque made to track lifting records and start a great lifting tradition at Salem High School to help improve not only athletics but the quality of life of the athletes. By providing an weightroom the kids can be proud of I believe we can turn things around. My time at Salem High as an athlete changed my life and now I am trying to do the same for the kids I coach. If you would like further details about what we are buying or about my backround in training please contact me anytime. Thank you for your donation and promotion.


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philip bock 
Salem, MA
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