Nice pushing last week, friends! There were Pushups for Charity events from California to Florida and all points in between. Early tallies show you’ve done more than 110,000 pushups and raised more than $300,000 for our nation’s heroes – WHOA! The Boot Campaign would like to give a shout out to these incredibly strong men and women for their efforts to make a difference:
PUC rock stars 5/23 – 5/31:
May 25, Austin, Tx.
The Boot Campaign was honored to be the charity partner for the first annual RedFest presented by Natty Light held at Circuit of the Americas! The three-day country music and comedy festival featured Jeff Foxworthy, Tim McGraw and Granger Smith among others, but was also the site for Pushups for Charity’s Guinness World Record attempt for the most people doing pushups for 60 seconds. Boot Campaign staffers and volunteers worked all weekend to register participants and spread the word. Sunday afternoon was the real test: would we beat the previous record of 353? As people filled the grounds around the reflecting pool, independent volunteers counted each entry. When the final participant was set and the area was barricaded, the counters revealed the total: 534! Stay tuned for the official announcement by Guinness World Records.
May 26, Tyler, Tx.
On the heels of the amazing Guinness World Record-breaking event in Austin, the Boot Campaign headed to Tyler to help out at Premier CrossFit. With more than 144 participants, it’s not hard to see why this event logged 10,764 pushups! Members, kids and even Boot Campaign volunteers joined in to blow the original goal of 7,500 pushups right out of the water. Early fundraising totals exceed $26,000 for this event – woohoo! Special guests Morgan and Leslie Luttrell and Boot Campaign’s SSgt Joey Jones (USMC Ret) made the event even more special. We love it when a plan comes together!
Way to go!
Tulsa Fitness Systems, Tulsa, Ok. **12,800 pushups
Anytime Fitness, Dunedin, Fl. **7,939 pushups
B-Fit, Tyler, Tx. **2,804 pushups
Femme Addiction Studios of Fitness, Ocala, Fl. **8,800 pushups
Performance Central, Rocky River, Oh. **6,477 pushups
Afterburn Fitness, Valencia, Ca. **5,408 pushups