What Can You Accomplish in 90 Seconds? Through Pushups for Charity You Can Help Raise $1 million for Military Injured in Combat

Pushups for Charity, a 90-Second Pushup Competition and Fundraiser, Will Benefit the national nonprofit, The Boot Campaign

Austin, TX (May 2, 2013) – What Can You Do in 90 Seconds? That’s the question being posed to Americans as the 4th Annual Pushups for Charity is slated to take place in May 2013. Pushups for Charity aims to raise $1 million to fulfill the mission of the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to showing tangible appreciation for our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. Pushups for Charity is a 90 second push up challenge to be held nationwide on May 18, 2013. Watch the Pushups for Charity 2013 video here: http://bit.ly/PUC2013

In 2012, Pushups for Charity raised $300,000 for the Boot Campaign, allowing the nonprofit to provide assistance such as mortgage-free housing, PTSD counseling, urgent assistance grants, and wellness retreats to our nation’s wounded defenders.

A highlight of this year’s Pushups for Charity is wounded veteran athletes from CrossFit Walter Reed, and Boot Campaign Hero Ambassadors, participating in Pushups for Charity events throughout the country. Events with Boot Campaign Hero Ambassadors include:

Raising the Barr Fitness

10:00am on May 11, 2013

103 W. Washington Street B1 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador: SSgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones (USMC Ret.) Team Fundraising Link: http://crowdrise.com/rtb-puc2013

Veterans United Foundation

11:00am on May 17, 2013

Columbia, Missouri

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador: Travis Fishburn (Former Navy SEAL)

* Event will feature a surprise presentation to a wounded veteran.

Body3 Fitness Center, Cannon CrossFit, and Right at Home Fitness

11:00am on May 18, 2013

LOCATION: Firehouse Saloon Houston, TX

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador: SSgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones (USMC Ret.)

Team Fundraising Link: http://www.crowdrise.com/PUCBody3FitnessCenter  http://www.crowdrise.com/CannonCrossFit   http://www.crowdrise.com/RightatHomeFitness1

Fast Action Training

10:00am on May 18, 2013

Fast Action Training 1918 Camden Ave San Jose, CA 95124

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador: Andrew Paul (Navy SEAL)

Team Fundraising Link: http://www.crowdrise.com/FastActionTrainingPUC2013

Hampton Roads Adventure Boot Camp

11:00am on May 18, 2013

Virginia Rush Rave Soccer Center 2949 Shipps Corner Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Special Guests: Mayor Will Sessoms, “Riptide” from Norfolk Tides, and a number of active duty and veteran military participants.

Team Fundraising Link: http://www.crowdrise.com/HamptonRoadsPUC

Get You in Shape! 

10:00am on May 18, 2013

Coppell High School 185 W Parkway Blvd Coppell, TX 75019

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador: Paul Craig (Navy EOD Ret.)

Team Fundraising Link: http://www.crowdrise.com/PUCGetYouInShape

YOU can make a life-changing impact by devoting 90 seconds to Pushups for CharityVisit www.PushupsForCharity.com to search for a Pushups for Charity event being held in your community.


About The Boot Campaign:

The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.  Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct initiatives — Housing, Jobs, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness– that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.  www.BootCampaign.com




Contact: Meghan McDermott Meghan@BootCampaign.com