Gettysburg Students Do Thousands of Push-Ups to Support Entrepreneurship

Gettysburg students participate in the college's first "Push for Entrepreneurship" (Photo Gauri Mangala / The Gettysburgian)

Gettysburg students participate in the college’s first “Push for Entrepreneurship” (Photo Gauri Mangala / The Gettysburgian)

By Gauri Mangala, Assistant News Editor

Two thousand push-ups on a Sunday afternoon? That’s what Henry Scavone ’20 set out to do today as part of the college’s first Push for Entrepreneurship, an event that features volunteers doing push-ups to raise awareness and money to support entrepreneurial programming for young people. The event, which was pioneered at Fairfield University in Connecticut, made its first appearance at Gettysburg this afternoon as 12 volunteers gathered in Plank Gym to do push-ups. Phi Gamma Delta was the event sponsor, and proceeds went to the Connecticut Invention Convention, which, according to the Push for Entrepreneurship’s website, “is the nation’s largest continuously operating program for K-8 student inventors and entrepreneurs.”

Scavone is interviewed in the video below.

In total, the dozen “pushers,” who represented Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the wrestling team, totaled over 4500 push-ups with Scavone alone doing nearly 1500. The event raised more than $700.

Managing News Editor Benjamin Pontz contributed to this report.

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as the News Editor for the Gettysburgian, a position she has held since May of 2018. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She hopes to study International Affairs and Anthropology during her time at Gettysburg.

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