The World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation is one of the fastest growing organizations. The company's owner Paul Dillet makes it clear that only “the best of the best” compete with his organization. This sounds like a gimmick, but it’s easy to see why competitors are crossing over from the NPC/IFBB to the WBFF, since the events are considered the best of bodybuilding shows.
2012 WBFF World Championships is a charitable event
Paul Dillet's bodybuilding events are more like theatrical productions. Athletes come in full force with the best bodies, and the best stage costumes. Want to see a ripped Lara Croft? A beautiful peafowl that can strut her stuff? It’s guaranteed to be seen with the WBFF.
The WBFF creates excitement on all levels, but the organization is doing something beyond the scope of many bodybuilding events, and this time it’s not just for its athletes. The WBFF made an announcement on its Facebook wall that read,
“THE WBFF is pleased to announced that the The 2012 WBFF World Championships Aug 24 & 25! Will be a charitable event with part of the proceeds going to the Yellow Brick House to support battered and abused women and children...The WBFF There's Nothing Like It!”
What is the Yellow Brick House?
The Yellow Brick House is a women’s and children’s shelter based out of Ontario, Canada. The main services provided are emergency shelter and outreach programs for women and children rebuilding their lives from abusive relationships. It is completely confidential, and free to those in need.
Two emergency shelters with 40 rooms, 10 cribs, and nine bathrooms combined are safe homes for women and children transitioning from abusive homes to a more secure setting. The Yellow Brick House also provides emergency transportation to fleeing women and children from dangerous situations. There are outreach programs for adults, but some of the programs are specifically for children. They are:
Child Counseling Program
- One-on-one confidential counseling to help them to express their feelings about their experiences and adjust to the new family environment
- Children work on their self-esteem and behavior issues
- Counselors address any of their needs with their mother or caregiver
Let’s Talk Child Witness Program
- Helps children understand the cycle of abuse and deal with their feelings as witnesses to violence
- Provides children with a safe and supportive environment where they can talk about their experiences and participate in a variety of activities aimed at assisting them to work through their feelings
- For children between the ages of 4-15 and is ten weeks in duration (one session per week.)
- Enables children to express their feelings through art
- Art Therapy helps children share what is hidden or confusing in a way that makes it tangible and understandable--Yellow Brick House
Although the WBFF has not stated how much of the proceeds will go towards the Yellow Brick House it is a great philanthropic approach from a bodybuilding organization.
For more information on the Yellow Brick House the contacts are below. If you would like to donate items to the Yellow Brick House wish list click here.
52 West Beaver Creek, Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9
Tel: 905 709-0900
Fax: 905 709-1308
For more information on the WBFF click here.