When I learned about how I could be a part of PushupsForCharity in 2009, I knew I wanted to be a part of something bigger.
What Can You Do In 90 Seconds? This is Sgt. Joey Jones who was able to make it out to the Get You In Shape – Pushups For Charity in 2012
We are coming up on our 4th year we have hosted a Pushups for Charity event here in Coppell. Since we’re one of over 113+ events happening all across the country on May 18th, I thought today would be a great opportunity for me to share a little more about what I push for…
…and also open up the door for you to share a little about what YOU push for too.
90 seconds… and you can do it anywhere, your garage, in a park, whatever!
Join in and get some!
My Grandfather, Edgar Weldon Linder, was Pilot in the Air Force. He actually dropped troopers on D-Day in Normandy. He made it back safely after the war and he lived until 1973, two years before I was born.
He ended up raising four great kids. Through the years and after many family reunions, I realized just how special my Grandfather was.
He was a man of very deep faith and touched all those that were a part of his life.
Although I did not get to meet him (he dies before I was born), he has passed down his love for his country to his family.
So the first part of “why I push” is my family. I always want to remember and honor my Grandfather.
The second part of why I push is for the great ideals of Freedom, Independence, and the American Dream… which is also very closely connected to our military and my own entrepreneurial journey.
My journey also includes leading other men (and women) to fight for their health and fitness. Which is why I have chosen to live a life to help look, feel, and perform better. Which allows them to be better wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, and be more productive each and every day.
So I push for all of THEM… and for YOU!
The third reason I push is to give back and say “thank you” to ALL of those who have served and fought for the same values and country I love. For me, this is the only way I can give back and give back big.
I have chosen a different path in my life to pursue business rather than a military career.
But I NEVER forget that the only reason I’m able to enjoy the freedom and independence I have as an entrepreneur and American citizen today is because of the many generations of great men (like my grandfather) have laid down their lives for us.
I hope in some small way I can honor all those who serve and have served our military with my efforts and contributions through Pushups For Charity.
For me, this is my way that I can give back and know that being able to lead others from my community is allowing me to reach and help more people than doing something on my own.
I think one of the MOST important things you can do for yourself as a human being… is to really get clear about who you are and what you push for.
Part of that may be wrapped up in your family history and people who have played an influential role in your life.
What do you push for?
What (if any) connections do you have to a life of service and/or the military in your own life or family?
Thanks for helping us.
There are 4 ways you can help get involved.
1. Sign up to participate on our
SIGN UP PAGE HERE
2. Make a small donation to the cause on
OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE
3. Spread the news about this special event.
4. Come out to the Coppell High School on May 18th at 10am and cheer us on.