Demopolis softball holding Push-Up Challenge at Batter Up Tuesday

The Demopolis High School softball team will hold a unique fundraiser Tuesday at Batter Up Sports Grill when it finishes its Push-Up Challenge.

“The push-up challenge works very similar to a hit-a-thon. The players will go out and get donations for every push-up they can successfully complete,” Demopolis softball coach Stephen Campbell said. “Most people donate a quarter or fifty cents a push up. After they complete their round of push-ups, we will then calculate how much they have earned for their push-ups.”

The idea was borne out of a conversation between Campbell and his assistant coaches.

“The coaches were discussing ways to get the public involved with the softball program. We were actually discussing this as the players were doing their offseason workout during seventh period. Coach Jeff Latham brought it up and it just kind of took off from there,” Campbell said.

The funds garnered by the challenge will help the team with the cost of equipment and continuing renovations to the team’s facilities.

“Some expenses that will the push-up challenge will help with will be the purchasing of new equipment for our players. To be able to do what we need to do as coaches, more equipment needed to be purchased for practice,” Campbell said. “There has already been some outstanding renovations to the softball complex within the past 12 months, and we would like to continue that renovations.”

The Push-Up Challenge begins at Batter Up Sports Grill at 6 p.m. and donations are still being accepted.

“The girls are accepting donations for every push up they complete, or they are accepting a flat donation. The challenge is a great way for the public to see how hard these girls are working to get better day after day,” Campbell said. “We would like to welcome everyone out to come out and show their support to your 2015 DHS softball team.”