Chuck Hudson, a Hinesville native and world-ranked powerlifter, recently organized a powerlifting benefit that raised nearly $11,000 for Arizona hospice patients.
Hudson, a Liberty County High School alum, is the telecommunications and regional technician manager for not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. He also has been a powerlifter for nearly a decade and set a world record with a 727-pound bench press at the IPL World Powerlifting Championship last November in Las Vegas, according to azcentral.com. Following that competition, Hudson organized a benefit for Hospice of the Valley. The USPA Southwest Desert Classic, held April 26 in Peoria, Ariz., drew 70 competitors and about 300 spectators.
Hudson, who personally raised $5,400 for the agency, set a state record at the event, recording a 733-bench press in his weight class.
Hudson travels the country to compete in powerlifting events. He and his family live in Surprise, Ariz.
Hospice of the Valley has been caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families since 1977.
The agency serves central Arizona. For more information, go to hov.org.