On Saturday, 18th May, 25 keen participants pushed through the pain of 1,629 pushups in 90 seconds as part of the 2014 “Pushups for Charity” Challenge held at Stadium Mackay.
The Challenge was the opening event at “Mackay’s Biggest Bootcamp” with all proceeds from the event going to Make-A-Wish. Over $6,000 was raised, with the total tally sitting at $6,434.80!
The participants goal was to be sponsored for their efforts for doing as many pushups as they could in 90 seconds. A challenge was issued to the Mackay Ambulance and Mackay Fire Brigade to compete with each other, and on the day the Firies scored the highest average, all cheered on by over 100 spectators.
After the 90 seconds, everyone joined in a fun group fitness session which was catered to all fitness levels.
Attending on the day was local Mayor Dierdre Comerford, local Make-A-Wish volunteers along with ambassadors of the event, and wish recipients – Seth and Alyssa.
The event was a huge success, with lots of sore arms and bodies the next day – all for a good cause! Thank you to everyone who came along on the day to participate, volunteer or spectate, and to all the donors and sponsors—we couldn’t have done it without you!! We have raised a total of $22,913.40 in three ‘Pushups for Charity’ events and look forward to another great one next year!!
–> Here’s a quick clip of the 90 seconds of action!!
The Guard of Honour for our Pushups for Charity Participants, led by the youngest challenger!
The Police and Fire officers, ready to go!
The “Average Joes and Janes” team set themselves up.
The Red E Team with Wish recipients – Seth and Alyssa – and local Make-A-Wish representatives.
Mayor Dierdre Comerford with Alyssa and Seth
What a great morning!!!