By: Abrena Rowe ~Copy Editor~
The Guinness World Record for most people performing push-ups in a single location is 734. A large contingent of the All For One BN Army ROTC, with representatives from Xavier University, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Mount Saint Joseph and Thomas More College and the University of Cincinnati Air Force ROTC, came out to Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and helped set a Guinness World Record on Thursday, Aug. 27.
The last record was set March 22, 2014 in Bangalore, India with 615 people. “We’re extremely grateful for (the All For One BN Army ROTC’s) help. Without them, we may not have had enough people to break the record,” Mark Motz, communications specialist for TQL, said.
This Guinness World Record was not about the number of pushups a person could do but the amount of people in a single place doing pushups at the same time. For example, if a person was only able to do five push-ups in the 60 second time span, it would still count toward the goal.
Breaking the Guinness World record was not the only thing on TQL’s agenda. In the weeks leading up to the fundraiser/record breaking attempt, TQL employees raised close to $4,000, which TQL matched dollar for dollar when the record was broken. To celebrate breaking the world record, TQL donated $10,000. The record-breaking event itself was a fundraiser that brought in roughly $4,000 in donations. A total of $22,349 was donated to “Boot Campaign” by TQL as a result of breaking the Guinness world record.
“We were very pleased to have set the world record and bring the greater Cincinnati community together in the way we did,” Motz said. “Being engaged with the Army and donating to them is one of our biggest concerns. Being able to donate that amount was amazing.”
“The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community, raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and postservice and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.”
One of TQL Cares’ main focuses is giving back to the community through military charities. “You never know what we will pull out from our sleeve next. We always try to engage and give back to our community in an active and fun way,” said Motz.
To learn more about their community involvement visit http://www.tql. com/about-us/corporate-responsibility, and for more information about “Boot Campaign” or to make a donation, you can visit http://www.bootcampaign.org.