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Pushups for Charity Event held at City Hall to Benefit Military Personnel

5/29/2012

On Saturday, May 26th, the Irvine Police Department hosted a charity event held at City Hall with partners Custom Bodies, a local fitness center, and The Boot Campaign an organization that supports past and present military personnel. This was the second year the Irvine Police Department has participated in this event.

The event featured two categories, Public Safety Personnel and Students.  Teams formed in both categories raised money through sponsorships.  The Public Safety personnel had a friendly unofficial competition and the Students competed for the trophy, a full–sized bronzed boot.

University High School took top honors and the boot!  Other competitors included Irvine High School, Woodbridge High School, Hughes Junior High from Tustin and Sierra Vista Middle School.

The Irvine Police Department put two teams together Patrol Officers and SWAT Team Members to take on the Orange County Fire Authority.  Patrol officers claimed victory but the real winners are the military personnel who inspire this annual event. 

In all, hundreds of push-ups were done and more than $6,700 was raised, a fitting tribute to our troops and a great way to say, “Thank You” on Memorial Day!

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