Pushups For Charity Evansville to Help Wounded Veterans

By LAURA KIRTLEY | lkirtley@tristatehomepage.com

Published 05/07 2014 12:47PM

Updated 05/07 2014 12:50PM

Energize Evansville and Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym are hosting an official Pushups for Charity kick-off. It's part of the nationwide 5th Annual Pushups for Charity which kicks off Armed Forces Day, May 17th and lasts until the ‘Final Push’ on June 28th in Washington, D.C.

 Sign up to join our Pushups for Charity team now! www.crowdrise.com/pucevansville2014

The kick-off event on Saturday, May 17th at 9:30am will take place at the Four Freedoms Monument on the river front in downtown Evansville. There will also be a bootcamp style workout lead by a Bob’s Gym instructor. There will also be representatives from Pushups for Charity Evansville at the Deaconess Walk at Wesselman Park at 9am on May 17th.

The “final push” event will take place at Bob’s Gym North located at 8700 N. Kentucky Ave in Evansville on Saturday, May 31st beginning at 9:30am. There will be a Pushup Challenge, group exercise classes and more.

Tony Maslan, co-chair for Energize Evansville and the Director of Personal Training for Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym has hosted a Pushups for Charity event for the last 5 years.

Through the 5th Annual Pushups for Charity, Americans throughout the country will show their support of the 1.4 million men and women who are currently serving by doing as many pushups as they can in 90 seconds. Pushups for Charity’s goal is to have Americans complete 1.4 million pushups and raise $1 million to serve troops through the Boot Campaign, which helps veterans by providing jobs, housing, education, wellness, urgent assistance and family support. In past years, Pushups for Charity has raised more than $600,000 for the Boot Campaign.

Devote 90 seconds to pushups and you will make a life-changing impact on the lives of those who bravely serve our country. Join the Energize Evansville and Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym Pushups for Charity team here: www.crowdrise.com/pucevansville2014

The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit 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. The Boot Campaign cultivates awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to military, past and present, and their families. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates six distinct initiatives -- Jobs, Housing, Education, Wellness, Urgent Assistance and Family Support-- 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

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