We are in the process of planning the 6th annual Push Ups For Charity event, which will be held at the City of Irvine Civic Center on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. This year, we will also hold our 3nd annual 5K Fun Run/Walk.
What is Push Ups for Charity? Push Ups for Charity is an annual nationwide fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for United States military veterans who often times face a variety of struggles after returning home from overseas deployments. All monetary donations will be forwarded to and disseminated by The Boot Campaign (www.bootcampaign.com), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.
How do you participate? Push Ups for Charity is similar to that of a “jog-a-thon” in that participants can collect donations at a flat rate or per push up from friends and family with the promise that they will perform as many push-ups as possible in 90 seconds.
During the event, a series of push up competitions will take place. Several local IUSD schools will compete with one another to take home the bronze boot trophy for the year. One other competition will take place in which military veterans, local corporate participants, and local college students will compete against members of the OCFA, UCI PD, IPD SWAT and tactical teams from surrounding agencies.
Anyone not interested in competing, may participate in the “open session” which eliminates the pressures of competition, but keeps the participation fun. Anyone can participate!!
5K Fun Run/Walk- If you are not interested in performing push-ups, there is a $35 alternative! As mentioned we will be hosting our 3rd annual 5K Fun Run/Walk prior to the push-ups event. Donations obtained from the 5K will also be disseminated to military veterans through The Boot Campaign.
Our electronic donation page is currently being constructed, so stay tuned for information on how you can donate.
Tentative start times for this year’s event are:
· 5K check in- 0730 hrs.
· 5K start- 0800 hrs.
· Push Ups For Charity- 0900-1100 hrs.
Please come and participate! I challenge everyone to come have fun and help raise money for a great cause.
For more detailed information about the event, click here.