On Sunday 19 May, a weight lifting competition will take place in order to raise money RODE2RECOVERY, an event where men recovering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in a recovery centre are trained for a 1000km mountain bike ride.
Participants ride on average 100km a day and visit schools and talk to the students about their life with addiction and alcoholism in order to educate them on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and gambling.
These men have never trained like this before, and are passionate about spreading the warnings of drugs, alcohol and gambling.
Last year the crew from RODE2RECOVERY visited over 15 schools from Morrisset, Taree and Port Macquarie, reaching over 3000 students and helping numerous kids.
In the weight lifting competition, participants are doing a lift called the deadlift, and are being sponsored to raise money to help fund the 1000km bike ride.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire will be competing and lifting, with Steve Price acting as the official referee of the competition.
The event will take place at Shire Speed and Strength, 4/84 Captain Cook Drive in Caringbah, starting at 11am.