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Help raise funds for wounded veterans at Pushups for Charity July 14

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ROCKWALL – Last year former Rockwall police officer Paul Britt, the owner of Britt’s Training Systems in Rockwall, hosted a local fitness-oriented fundraising event called Pushups for Charity which raised $4,000 for wounded servicemen and women for the nationwide Wounded Warriors Project.
On July 14th, Britt will be hosting his second annual Pushups for Charity Challenge at 8 am at the Rockwall County Veteran’s Memorial next to the new County Courthouse. This year his goal is to double the amount they raise to $8,000.
Britt said the funds will go directly this time to the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and men and women of the U.S. Armed Services who have come back home and could use a hand. He added that the Boot Campaign – started by 5 women in Texas – sends over 80 percent of the funds they receive to veterans in need.
Complete information is available at www.PushupsForCharity.com/rockwall for those who want to participate, donate or just come out and watch these three teams compete to see who can do the most pushups in 90 seconds.
Last year Jeff Lutes of the Rockwall Police Department won the men’s pushup competition doing 113. Laurie Burks of Rockwall PD won the women competition with 65.
“Our goal is two-fold,” said Britt . “We want to show our support for our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and security, and we want to engage our local community in a fun way to get fit. This is our 2nd year to hold Pushups for Charity in Rockwall. We raised $4,000 last year for the Wounded Warrior Project and hope to double that this year.”
“The community is really rising to the challenge. There is a lot of interest in Pushups for Charity. I think that says a lot about our community’s interest in supporting wounded warriors, and is a reflection of how much people appreciate the importance of being healthy.”
According to Britt, pushups are one of the foundational exercises for overall body strength and lean muscle development.
“Lean muscle increases metabolic activity so the body burns more calories,” he explained.  “Additionally, pushups are a simple exercise anyone can do almost anywhere.  Pushups are a gateway exercise. People feel results quickly, sometimes within days, and that inspires them to do more exercise.”

To register for the event or for info, visit: www.PushUpsforCharity.com/rockwall

 By J.J. Smith

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