Trapper’s Sushi in Covington will be wrapping up a food drive on April 14 with a little heavy lifting the day before.
Grant Higa of Maple Valley will show off his strong man skills in support of the food drive which is also a friendly competition between the three sushi restaurants — in Puyallup, Bonney Lake and Covington — owned by Trapper O’Keefe.
“I will deadlift 500 pounds as many times as I can to help promote a food collection drive,” Higa said in an e-mail. “The deadline for the food drive is on April 14, so, we are going to make a final push to see if our local community can help this great cause.”
Higa said that he is asking friends, family members and customers of Trapper’s Sushi, 16908 Southeast 269th Place, to bring in 10 non-perishable food items to the restaurant on Wednesday, April 13, “to see me deadlift at least 15 reps.”
“And if I pull more than 15 reps, people will donate one food item for every rep over 15,” Higa said. “I will be doing this lift with no belt or straps. Just raw power and effort.”
The heavy lifting will start between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Trapper’s Sushi has been open in Covington for nearly two years. The food drive is one of many community service oriented events it puts on.