99designs wins first-ever Startup Pushup Charity Challenge!

We won the first-ever Startup Pushup Charity Challenge — can we get a WOOP WOOP!

Udemy, HotelTonight, Zaarly, GitHub and your very own 99designs each selected 5 employees to compete in the event. After a few weeks of dedicated fundraising and Twitter smack talk, we did 100 effortless pushups for our charity DonorsChoose.org.

Appreciating our Australian origins (we were founded in Melbourne back in 2008), our team dressed as Crocodile Dundee while community team member Stephanie strutted a Kangaroo pajama jump suit.

PushUp Challenge Champs

Want to see the madness for yourself? Check out our footage of the event, as well as some fantastic action shots and let us know what you think:

We’d like to send a BIG THANK YOU to event organizers Dan, Max and Holly from Udemy; our amazing competitors who made the event a blast; our pushup team who did an award-winning job and 99designs staff members Lauren and Garrett for their awesome motivation. And of course a BIG THANKS to those who donated, including our friends at Getaround!

The author

Allison S. Gremillion
Allison S. Gremillion

Based in San Francisco, Allison (Alli) Stuart works as Head of Community Marketing at 99designs. When she's not writing articles and communicating with designers, she is working on her Children's Book. She also enjoys extreme sports, like sky diving and traveling to new places. Alli has a Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, her home. Geaux Tigers!

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