February 25, 2009

SAAC Raises $4300 for Make-A-Wish Foundation in Push-Up Challenge

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised $4300 in the inaugural Push-Up Challenge Tuesday night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Excluding the basketball teams, 13 of the 14 intercollegiate programs took part in the challenge. Each sport delegated four student-athletes to do as many push-ups as they could in a one minute time period.

The male and female student-athlete who did the most push-ups each won a $50 gift card to General Nutrition Center, while the male and female team that did the most push-ups won a championship belt. The team that raised the most money won a pizza party courtesy of the Merrimack Athletic Department. All contestants received a Merrimack t-shirt for participating.

Each contestant was required to find at least five sponsors who made a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on a per push-up basis.

Here are the results from the Push-Up Challenge:
team push ups - women
1. Soccer - 321
2. Softball - 303
3. Lacrosse - 292

team push ups - men
1. football - 456
2. hockey - 341
3. baseball - 298

individual push ups - women
1. Meg McClorey - soccer 90
2. Jamie Millett - softball 89
3. Kelly Pasquantonio - lacrosse 86

individual push ups - men
t1. Anthony Taylor - football 123
t1. Anthony Smalls - football 123
t3. John Kravic - football 105
t3. Jeremiah Watts - football 105

Team Fund Raising
1. Women's Lacrosse $1,250
2. Field Hockey - $975
3. Women's Soccer - $625
4. Baseball - $600
5. Hockey - $225