SWR, although it's too late this year, you CAN lift heavy stuff for charity. The Stronger than All strongman show in New Haven, CT is THIS WEEKEND (sat, april 1st)in new haven, ct. And even tho you cant lift in it cuz entry has been closed for a month or so, your $10 entry will go towards the CT childrens hospital. I dont know where in ny you are, but new haven is probably and hour 15 to an hour and a half from the city.
There's directions and info on www.ctstrongman.com. Plus, there are a bunch of T-Nationers there, I know I'm competing, loucifer and I think rrjc... a few others, there was a thread on it in the strength forum about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
Sorry for sounding like an ad, but it's a good time for a good cause, so for anyone interested, it's not too far, it's a lousy 10 bucks that'll go towards helping sick kids and beyond spectating there's a grip gauntlet that's open to all, I met Mike Miller (who might legitimately be the largest human i've ever met,) Vinny Dizenzo - 800 lb bench presser - gave a free seminar on benching ... tons of stuff. If you're in the area come on out. Shameless plug over.