Anytime Fitness College Parkway Raises $6K with 9/11 Push-Up Challenge to Benefit Tunnel to Towers F
More than 4100 push-ups done in four and a half hours by first responders and gym members
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sept. 16, 2019. On September 11, Anytime Fitness College Parkway hosted the Push-Up Challenge to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. More than $6,000 was raised. With 4,163 push-ups performed by EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, Anytime Fitness members, and community members, the locally owned business will be able to make a difference in the lives of fallen first-responders. Anytime Fitness donated 50 cents per push-up done between 5 am and 9:30 am that morning to benefit fallen first responders.
Trophies were awarded to the top male and female competitors. The winners were Iona McGregor Fire District Firefighter Mikey Garcia with 103 push-ups (in fire gear) and South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue District Firefighter Kara Palumbo with 102 push-ups.
“When we were considering a fitness-related charity event for 9/11, my partner Cordula Reichardt, found that over 90% percent of donations go directly to the mission at T2T. Add in the fun created by Kristen Clarke and Mackenzie Bart from ABC 7 and the enthusiastic participation by many first responders, members and the community, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” said Jim Stewart, Co-owner.
First responders from across the county came to participate in the 2019 Anytime Fitness Push-Up Challenge including: Fort Myers Police Department, Iona McGregor Fire District, Lee County EMS, Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Fugitive Warrants Unit, Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Homicide Unit, Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Patrol Unit, Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Special Operations Unit, Sanibel Fire Rescue District, South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District, and other local first responders.
The Push-Up Challenge was broadcast live from Anytime Fitness College Parkway by Kristen Clarke from ABC7 Southwest Florida. Support was also provided by iHeartRadio with donated public service announcements.
Anytime Fitness College Parkway is located at 9211 College Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information contact Cordula Reichardt at (239) 481-2237 or go to @AnyTimeFortMyers.
For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, go to https://tunnel2towers.org/. ### Photo attached. Pictured from left to right: Cordula Reichardt, Mikey Garcia, Kara Palumbo, and Rick Milnes.
Pictured from left to right: Cordula Reichardt, Mikey Garcia, Kara Palumbo, and Richard Harrison.
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