Number of Participants: 12
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $203
Event Amount Raised: $650
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: May 22, 2019
Bellport High School
Beaverdam Road, Brookhaven
The Bellport High School wrestling team, high school athletes, coaches and staff gathered on May 22 to complete a memorial workout to benefit the Wounded Warriors project in remembrance of local fallen hero Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy.
The memorial workout consisted of a two-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats. More than $650 was raised with generous contributions from the high school staff and the South Country Central School District community.
Born in 1976 in Suffolk County, Lt. Murphy was a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and the first Navy recipient since the Vietnam War to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the War in Afghanistan in 2005. He also received posthumous awards including the Silver Star Medal, later upgraded to the Medal of Honor, and a Purple Heart.
Memorial workout organizer Joseph Scioli said the event drew a great group of staff and students. The top five finishers completed the workout in under 35 minutes, which are elite athlete times.