Pushups for Charity Event to Benefit Military Personnel
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, The Irvine Police Department hosted the 4th Annual Pushups for Charity event at the Irvine Civic Center Piazza. The event was planned and coordinated by Detective Sean Paul Crawford with the help of Custom Bodies Fitness in Irvine. This event gathers local high school and middle school teams for a friendly competition of who can do the most pushups as a team. This year the students competing for the bronze boot were from University High School, Woodbridge High School, Irvine High School, Irvine Girls Lacrosse and Sierra Vista Middle School. While University High was hoping to defend its win from last year, Woodbridge High came in first with 490 pushups just pushing past University by 20 pushups.
Another friendly competition was between Newport Beach SWAT, Irvine Police SWAT, UCI Police Department including Chief Henisey, OCFA Station 6 and a team representing the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from Camp Pendleton. Irvine Police SWAT took home this year’s award with a total of 460 pushups. The first ‘Spirit Award’ this year was presented to Terry Gettys and the group of military veterans from PIMCO Financial for their dedication and enthusiasm. Their group alone raised over $6,500. Due to everyone’s hard work and the support of all of the participants they helped make the Irvine event successful by raising over $17,000 for The Boot Campaign an organization that supports past and present military personnel.