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7th Annual Push-Ups for Patriots
April 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - April 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Avon, CT – Held each year in the Tiernan Wrestling Room, the event features groups of faculty, students, and friends of AOF doing push-ups in rotations for a period of 24 hours.
Faculty member and varsity wrestling coach John Bourgault ’80, a retired Marine Corps Major, spearheads this exciting annual event. This year, the group will take on an even greater challenge. They will still attempt 11 push-ups every minute for 24 hours…BUT they are adding in a run (down and back) across the length of a basketball court.
Hopefully, when the 24 hours is over, they will have completed 15,000 push-ups and 50 miles with the goal of raising $20,000 for the Semper Fi Fund.
Over the past 6 years, this event has raised over $86,000 for our wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families and has performed over 99,000 push ups!