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Push-Up & Up Challenge 2016

Benefiting Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area

Congratulations to winners of the 2016 Push-Up & Up Challenge! Thank you to our Gold sponsors, MUSC Health and Yarborough Applegate, along with all of our sponsors, participants and volunteers for making Push-Up & Up possible!

36 teams completed a total 80,409 push-ups

The School Division did 17,303 total push-ups (11 teams):
Middle School Winner — Haut Gap Middle
High School Winner — North Charleston High
Top Fundraising School Team - Porter-Gaud
School Team Spirit Award – Military Magnet Academy

The Open and Competitive teams did 63,106 total push-ups (25 teams):
Open Division — CORE Main Street
Competitive Division — IBEW Local 398
Top Fundraising Team - Carolina One Salt Point
Team Spirit Award – City of Charleston Wellness Warriors
Top Individual Fundraiser - David Aylor

In 5 years of Push-Up & Up, we have had 216 teams complete 436,924 push-ups and raise $227,690.

Want to get involved?
Join our steering committee; Enter a team; Be a sponsor!
Register now to ensure you get your preferred T-Shirt size!

This fundraising event is designed to literally “push-up” at-risk youth in the Charleston area. Participate on your own or form a team. You can begin training and start raising money for this important cause.

Teams of 6 people compete to complete as many push-ups as possible in 30 minutes.

1. Competitive Division - Push it to the max! Hard-core, official push-up technique.
2. Open Division - Have some fun! More flexibility on push-up technique and pace.
3. School Division - Open to all Middle Schools and High Schools.

Push-Up & Up Challenge Charleston is a family-friendly event with sponsored booths, food and entertainment while focusing on community wellness.

Proceeds raised from the event will support dropout prevention programs through Communities In Schools (CIS). CIS is a nonprofit agency that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Registration is $150.00 per team ($25 per person). Teams are comprised of individuals from local businesses, gyms, community groups, sports teams, families, friends, and schools.

• In addition to training for the 30-minute competition, each team will be challenged to raise at least $1,000 leading up to the event. Team members will ask friends, family, or businesses to “sponsor their push-ups” at $1 per push-up for any number of push-ups they would like.

Prizes will be given for teams raising the most money. All team members get t-shirts.

• For School Teams, registration is free and fundraising is encouraged, but not required.
***School Teams that raise $500 by April 21st will receive free Push-Up & Up T-Shirts.

• Charleston County School District has embraced the Push-Up & Up Challenge as part of its Wellness Initiative and Superintendent’s Cup. All schools -- public, private and parochial – are invited to form teams and participate in the school division challenge at 9 am on the same day for a 20-minute competition.

There are six ways to participate:

1. As part of a team to compete and raise money.
2. As an individual donor, sponsoring any # push-ups at $1 per push-up.
3. As a CIS School Team Sponsor at $500 per team.
4. As a Premium Giveaway Sponsor at $3,000 or $1,500.
5. As a major Event Sponsor at $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000
6. As a volunteer at the event day or before.

Did you know?
• 1 out of 4 students in South Carolina will not graduate high school
• 1 in 3 at risk SC students will not graduate high school
• 2 out of 3 national prisoners dropped out of school
• In the last year, 96% of CIS students were promoted to the next grade level
• 93% of CIS seniors graduate
U.S. Department of Education
Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Special Thanks to:

Top Fundraisers
1.Dave Sansom
2.Al Wilson
3.Susan Gelbuda
4.Katie Maus
5.Steve Liverani
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Team Rank
1.Carolina One Salt Pointe
2.Carolina One - The Closers (MPN)
3.Carolina One Isle of Palms
4.Porter Gaud
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