Event will take place on June 19

Over the past couple of years, a traditional event has been taking place on Father’s Day weekend in Taft.

That event will continue this year when Samson’s Gym, in conjunction with the West Side Believers Fellowship, holds the 12th annual Bench Press Championships at the West Side Believers Fellowship Church on Saturday, June 19.

The cost to take part in the championship is $25 (including a T-shirt) before the event and $40 the day of.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the “Children’s Summer Camp Fund.”

There will be seven classes: lightweight(up to 165 pounds), middleweight class(between 166 and 195 pounds), lightheavy class (196 to 225 pounds), heavyweight class (226 to 260 pounds), super heavy weight class (261 pounds and above), women’s class (open class pound-for- pound format) and the boys high school division (open class pound-for- pound format).

On the day of the event, registration and weigh-ins will take place from 2-4 p.m.

The contest briefing will go from 4:30-4:45 p.m., while the competition begins at 5 p.m.

The preregistration deadline is Monday, June 14.

For more information, contact Samson’s Gym at 765-4381 or e-mail at samsonsgym@bak.rr.com