Austin Simply Fit Bench-A-Thon Fundraiser

By AFM Team – February 21, 2022

This event honors the memory of our beloved Coach DJ Cedent, who passed in 2019. Proceeds will benefit Austin Simply Fit’s Student Athlete Scholarship Fund, to be given to select AISD student athletes entering college in the fall. Last year, we were able to give $500 scholarships to eight exceptional students, and we hope to give much more in 2022!

Coach DJ was not only an exceptional personal trainer, he also spent his time coaching the Leander Wolfpack alongside Mark Rogers. Everyone who knew him felt his enormous energy and passion not only for fitness, but for his community. He was a teammate in every sense of the word – supportive, encouraging, a teacher, a student. He was fearless in his fight against sickle cell disease, refusing its limitations and always training with passion and intensity.

We know Coach DJ would be pleased to see his legacy at ASF encouraging others to train to their full potential, and supporting rising student athletes in their future endeavors.


We are planning on an in-person event this year! We are asking a minimum $25 entry fee, which will go directly to ASF’s Student Athlete Scholarship Fund.

Participants will attempt their best one rep max bench press. Everyone is welcome to compete!


  • Children (12 and under)
  • Youth (13-17 boys, girls, nonbinary)
  • Young Adult (18-29 men, women, nonbinary)
  • Adult (30+ men, women, nonbinary)


You do not have to participate to support the ASF Student Athlete Scholarship Fund. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, select the green “Tickets” button in the upper right corner, and submit your donation amount in the second ticket type for “ASF Student Athlete Scholarship Fund Donation”. Thank you for your support!


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