Young boy and his mother organize push up event for veterans - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Young boy and his mother organize push up event for veterans

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A young boy and his mom used push ups Saturday to raise money for veterans.

Ten teams gathered to do as many push ups as they could in 90 seconds to raise money for the "Benefits Boots" campaign.

The charity raises money to help veterans with going back to school, medical bills and dealing with PTSD.

"It's all just to benefit them," said Jack Chauvin, who hosted the event. "It's just a way to say thank you.

One veteran who showed up, Bill Rothwell, was a push up champion in his prime.

"I guess it was 60 years ago," he said. "I held the record for all-Army push ups. I did 138 pushups in three  minutes. At that time, is was neat to have that record."

Jack surpassed his goals, earning more than $5,000 and a total of 14,000 push ups from all the teams.

The Push ups for Charity campaign kicked off last May.

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