New hybrid event for Poole

Ringwood based strength and fitness brand, House of Chunk is excited to launch Chunkfest this summer, in support of Diverse Abilities and injured ex-military personnel.

Chunkfest, which will take place on Saturday 24th June at Poole Stadium, will be the first hybrid sports and music festival in Europe where disabled and able-bodied athletes will compete against each other in strength events with four specifically designed Strongman events alongside smaller challenges and competitions.

The day will also feature MMA and boxing displays and demonstrations of wheelchair rugby and boxing. There will be live DJs throughout the day, a variety of food stalls, and exhibitors from across the country showcasing fitness kit, as well as health and rehabilitation products. The day will also feature special guests from the Strongman World and paralympic athletes.

Tim, founder and owner of House of Chunk, commented: “Following the sponsorship of two incredible adaptive athletes last year, we saw the amazing efforts the Disabled Strongmen and Women did competing at the Arnolds Fitness Event in the NEC in Birmingham last September. As a brand we realised there was no one out there in our industry actively trying to promote and encourage the adaptive industry, specifically where able-bodied and disabled athletes compete against each other. A lightbulb moment struck and we decided to create ChunkFest, this incredible event is the first in Europe.”

The event will continue into the evening with music including sets from Saints of Sin, live DJs, street performers and laser shows.

Tim continued: “We are really excited to bring this event to Poole and to be able to raise money for local charity, Diverse Abilities to support children and adults with disabilities across Dorset.”

Claire Cooper, fundraising officer at Diverse Abilities, commented: “We are really pleased to be involved in this unique event and get behind House of Chunk’s vision to promote and raise awareness of the adaptive community.”

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