Chili's Give Back Night Lift Florida, an organization under Authentic Impact which is a 501(c)3 is a program designed to improve the fitness of our youth in the Sunshine State by supporting, encouraging and promoting the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

Whether it’s helping needy schools, improving young people’s confidence and self-image, or aiming toward the Olympic Games, LIFT Florida builds stronger futures for kids aged 12-19 by helping them receive athletic training, equipment and a facility to perform physical training with excellence.

With the recent announcement of Duval County canceling all school athletic programs due to lack of funding, there will be an increasing demand for programs such as LIFT Florida to provide an alternative to high school sports.

Locally, Sandbox Athletics offers two convenient locations to learn more about their program: On Amelia Island in the movie theatre shopping center, 1114 South 14th Street; and in Yulee in the Winn Dixie shopping center, 96106 Lofton Square Court.

Partnering with Chili’s in Yulee for Chili’s Give Back Night you are invited to join members and students of Lift Florida while they work a “shift” from 4:00 to 10:00 PM.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16th from 4-10:00 PM as well as April 13th, May 18th and June 15th, all from 4:00 to 10:00 PM.

WHERE: Yulee Chili’s in front of Target and Home Depot

WHO: We would love everyone to come! Our athlete’s will be scheduled to work a “shift” from 4-10pm. If you would like to help, but are not currently a parent, supporter, or athlete with LIFT Florida, we welcome your participation! Please sign up at

If you are not able to make it to the event but would like to make a donation, please go to

WHY: LIFT Florida has partnered with Chili’s in Yulee to offer it’s guests a Give Back to the community night. We hope you will join us for a food and beverage on this night. We have developed the idea as a Partnership between the two organizations. Chili’s is hoping that we will bring more guests to their tables while we are hoping to gain some much needed funds for our TEAM. Each guest that mentions to their server that they would like to help LIFT Florida – 10% of their check will be donated to the LIFT Florida Mission.

LIFT Florida is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing our youth the opportunity to build confidence, self-esteem and faith in their own abilities for sport and life. We enhance youth awareness of health and fitness and strive to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience.

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