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B-K Lighting And TEKA Invite YOU To Make The PUSH For Service Members And Veterans!
May 16, 2016

How many pushups can you do in 90 seconds? Join B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination to find out while giving back to veterans and active duty military with Pushups For Charity™.

B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination introduces “Challenge Accepted!” Pushups For Charity™ event. The event is part of the annual nationwide Pushups for Charity™ fundraising initiative, brainchild of the Boot Campaign™ organization, which kicks off on Armed Forces Day, May 21, and runs through Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

Pushups For Charity™ increases awareness of the challenges military service members and veterans face, and raises money to support their unique needs. The annual campaign hopes to raise $1 million in 2016 through hundreds of Pushups For Charity™ events all summer long. Money raised will fund more than 500 individual grants to support veterans, service members and their families. Grants help veterans with housing, career and education expenses, and PTSD/TBI treatment, and are available to military families of all generations.

What do you push for? That’s the question B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination will be encouraging participants from around the country to answer as they “push” against friends, family and co-workers to complete as many pushups as they can in 90 seconds. Participants get a first-hand taste of what service members endure their entire military career. To show support for the 1.4 million active duty men and women and 22 million veterans, many will donate to the campaign by pledging a dollar amount per pushup. Others will give an amount that speaks to them, but all donations will change the lives of the hero’s that protect our freedom.

President of B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination Nathan Sloan stated, “As long as we remember the men and women in uniform who have fought for our freedom to keep our homeland safe, the future will always be ours. I encourage you to get behind the “Challenge Accepted” Pushups For Charity, there’s no telling where it will end. Be part of the change and show us what you push for!” B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination has pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $25,000. “We have no doubt that this campaign will be successful and we’re willing to put our money where our mouths are!” 

Our outside sales team is throwing out the “Challenge Accepted” to all Sales Agents, their families, friends, co-workers and customers by territory. Karen Duffy, East Coast Regional Sales Manager feels confident her territory will surpass the West coast in donations. However, Tricia McGrath, West Coast Regional Sales Manager is challenging her contingency to outperform the East by 20%... or she will do pushups for 90 seconds.

Ryan Berrios, National Sales Manager for B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination, acknowledged the healthy rivalry, “There is a heated competition going on between the East coast and West coast and I’m convinced they are determined to out-do each other. Be prepared to open your wallets wide to satisfy the rivalry between McGrath and Duffy.”

The challenge begins and ends at home as B-K Lighting, TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes, Etendue Cafe and Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering employees have also accepted the challenge. Company-wide, employees will retain sponsorships which will culminate at the annual company picnic on Saturday, August 20 at Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger, CA, where employees will make good on their 90 second “Challenge Accepted” Pushups for Charity™ commitment by doing pushups.

B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination encourages everyone in the lighting industry to devote 90 seconds to make a life-changing impact on the lives of those who bravely serve our country. Be part of the change – and join us as we throw-down the “Challenge Accepted” Pushups For Charity to everyone. Sign-up for the B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination “Challenge Accepted” Pushups For Charity™ now online at www.crowdrise.com/bkpushups

ABOUT B-K LIGHTING
Since 1984, B-K Lighting has been dedicated to providing the lighting industry with the highest quality, most innovative and fairly priced outdoor lighting fixtures available. B-K Lighting manufactures standard and custom fixtures for outdoor and landscape lighting including path, sign, area, flood, recessed building mounted, and in-grade applications. B-K Lighting products are installed in high-end residential and landmark applications around the world. 

ABOUT TEKA ILLUMINATION
Since 1993, TEKA Illumination has been driven to manufacture sustainable luminaires. All TEKA Illumination products are manufactured from copper, brass and bronze, three of the oldest natural and man-made materials. These materials are extremely resistant to environmental corrosion and physical abuse attributing to their sustainability. Enduring metals. Elemental designs. New technologies. These are the inspirations of TEKA Illumination.

ABOUT BOOT CAMPAIGN/PUSHUPS FOR CHARITY™
Pushups For Charity is Boot Campaign’s annual fundraising initiative that raises awareness of the challenges military service members and veterans face, and raises money to support their unique needs. Our goal is to reward more than 500 grants to support Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury; veteran housing assistance; career and education; and financial assistance to more deserving hero families. The PUC 2016 challenge kicks off on Armed Forces Day, May 21, and runs until Veterans Day, November 11.

For more information about B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination products and representatives visit our websites at

http://www.bklighting.com.

and
http://www.tekaillumination.com.
 

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