Garden City, N.Y. – After being challenged by Molloy College earlier last week, Adelphi University accepted the Lions’ #22PushUpChallenge request this past Friday out on Levermore Lawn on the Garden City Campus.
The cause of the latest viral video fad is an alarming trend among some of America’s heroes. 22 American veterans a day commit suicide in the United States due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The company known as Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. started a global movement called 22Kill several years ago to try and grab a foothold to help raise awareness and fight this disturbing statistic.
Members of the field hockey program, men’s basketball coaching staff, women’s basketball coaching staff, track and field team along with Senior Associate AD Kate Whalen came together this past Friday to complete the challenge and help spread awareness. Senior Rachel Colvin opened the video with a quick introduction while classmate Lena Pollich led the group during the exercise.
As a result, Adelphi now passes on the challenge to the Athletic Departments at The College of Saint Rose, Univeristy of New Haven and Southern New Hampshire University.