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Shreveport Mudbugs host fundraiser to help power lifting team travel to Las Vegas

Jets Barbell Powerlifting Team
Jets Barbell Powerlifting Team(KSLA)
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 8:32 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On the weekend of May 14, the Shreveport Mudbugs are hosting a fundraiser to help the Jets Barbell Powerlifting Team.

The team is a group of special-needs athletes who are trying to attend the World Championship AAU Power Lifting Meet in Las Vegas. The meet takes place from August 20-22 and they would go against 23 teams from across the world.

Two dollars from any Coke product sold during this weekend’s two games will go directly to help the team with travel expenses. Their goal is to raise $12,000 and send 12 athletes to the meet.

The team has participated in the event since 2009, and usually depends on parents and a GoFundMe to help with expenses.

Among the 12 athletes is Chris Layne, who is an honorary Mudbugs coach.

“He works hard for us every weekend and we’re just happy we’re able to do something,” Mudbugs General Manager Scott Muscutt says.

The Mudbugs play the Lone Star Brahmas this Friday and Saturday. Donations can also be made directly at the Mudbugs ticket office.

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