Stroud wins power lifting meets
Aaron Stroud, 17, a recent graduate of Leesville Road High School, won the 148-pound, 16- to 17-year-old teen division in the last two USA Power Lifting state meets in North Carolina and South Carolina.
On March 24, Stroud won the Battle on the Border at the South Carolina tri-state meet and set three N.C. state records with a squat of 375 pounds, a bench press of 254 pounds and a dead lift of 419 pounds for a total of 1,047 pounds. He also won best teen lifter at the meet.
On June 2, he competed in the N.C. State Power Lifting meet and again won the 148-pound teen division and best teen lifter. He achieved a new state record on the bench press of 270 pounds and a new state record on the dead lift of 424 pounds and new total of 1,058 pounds. He trains with his father, Chris Stroud, at Fitness Connection on Glenwood Avenue.
Sports Mom 101 Clinic
A Sports Mom 101 Clinic is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, June 23 and 30 at Alexander Family YMCA, 1603 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The free clinic will help moms develop a fundamental understanding of sports, teach them a working vocabulary of the rules and give them hands-on experience with the drills. Child care will be provided. For more information, call Kim Moser at 919-582-2252 or email Kim.Moser@YMCATriangle.org.
Smile Train Triathlon
The fifth annual Smile Train Triathlon is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Heritage Wake Forest, Swim Club, 804 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest. The race includes a 250-meter pool swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. Smile Train is a nonprofit organization that conducts cleft lip and palate repair in under-developed countries. To donate, visit MilesIntoSmiles.com. For more information, call Kelly Maicon at 919-741-9784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Freedom Run
The third annual 5K Freedom Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at American Legion Post 187, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Register online at www.runnc.com or at 7 a.m. race day. Cost is $25, with proceeds benefitting veterans and troops. For more information, visit www.5kfreedomrun.org.
Blonde vs. Brunettes Alzheimer’s fundraiser
A flag football game to raise awareness and money for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The teams will be divided to decide the age-old rivalry blondes vs. brunettes and led by a coaching line-up composed of notable names from leading football programs. The benefit will support the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Service Area. For more information or to join a team, visit www.bvbraleigh.org or email BvBRaleigh@gmail.com.