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Drop and Give me 20!

Pacific McGeorge Fundraiser raises more than $6,000 for homeless veterans with push-ups and sit-ups
Nov 15, 2012

The Pacific McGeorge Military Law Society raised more than $6,000 for homeless veterans on Nov. 8, 2012, with an all-day fundraiser in the quad on the Sacramento campus. "The 131,000 Challenge" is drawn from the Department of Veteran's Affairs' estimate that there are more than 131,000 homeless veterans. Throughout the day, law school community members performed 42,985 push-ups and sit-ups for the worthy cause. Several alumni who are veterans, along with other donors, committed to paying 10 cents and more per push-up or sit-up. Andrew Londerholm '13 clocked the most repetitions of any other individual, at 3,700.

"It was our way of giving a Pacific McGeorge salute to Veterans Day (Nov. 11)," Londerholm said. "We really appreciate the support we got from all the other students."

The fundraiser was the brainchild of Phil Williams '13, a former U.S. Army infantry officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq. This is his second year organizing the successful event. The money that was raised will go to the Sacramento branch of the United States Mission, which has been helping homeless veterans for 50 years.