Upstate Residents Challenge Law Enforcement and Firefighters to Pushup Contest for Charity

May 17, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC – May 21, 2011 – Upstate residents will challengeteams of law enforcement and firefighters to the annual Upstate Pushupsfor Charity Challenge, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, to beheld at 10 a.m. on May 21 at the Runway Café, located at the GreenvilleDowntown Airport.

Vaughn Bethell, owner and founder of Performance QSA, one of the largest personal training, athletic training and fitness boot camp centers inGreenville, started the Upstate chapter of the event in 2010, whichraised more than $250,000 nationwide. This year, the goal is to raise$500,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs andservices for severely injured service members during the time betweenactive duty and transition to civilian life.

“Our goal is two-fold,” said Bethell. “We want to show our support forthe wounded warriors who have sacrificed so much for our freedom andsecurity, and we also want to engage our local community with a fun wayto get fit.” 

The Challenge pits Performance QSA’s team of “Regular Joes and Janes”against teams of Upstate law enforcement and firefighters. The team that collectively completes the most pushups in 90 seconds wins. All Upstate residents are invited to participate in the Challenge by joining the“Regular Joes and Janes” team, and Performance QSA will prepare allparticipants for the event by providing them with a free home fitnessprogram. 

“Each participant will recruit sponsors who pledge anywhere from 50cents to one dollar per pushup that the participant completes in 90seconds,” said Bethell. “The average person might be able to completeabout 20 to 35 pushups in 90 seconds, so a dollar-per-pushup donationwon’t break the bank, but every dollar really helps and goes directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.”
For information on participation in or sponsorship of the Pushups forCharity Challenge, please visit

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor andempower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and toenlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, tohelp injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and toprovide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit

About Performance QSA

Performance QSA has grown to become one of the largest personaltraining, athletic training and fitness bootcamp companies serving theUpstate of South Carolina. Performance QSA’s motto is More Than JustTraining! Their focus goes beyond just training with a goal to educateupstate residents on what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle throughfitness, nutrition and wellness. Performance QSA’s owner Vaughn Bethellis a highly sought after speaker on topics relating to fitness,nutrition and wellness, as well as business topics such as staff growthand leadership and building community within your business. For moreinformation, visit