Microsoft has enlisted celebrities, athletes and civilians to participate in the Pushups for Charity challenge held at the company’s flagship store in New York.
The company hosted the event as part of its efforts to raise awareness for military veteran support and to contribute to the celebration of the National Military Appreciation Month, Microsoft said Monday.
Participant Chris Tarry won the event after he managed to complete 134 pushups in 90 seconds.
Wes Anderson, Microsoft vice president of U.S. public sector services, said the company looks to continue its push to assist veterans in finding jobs in the field of information technology.
“When we hire veterans, we see they bring drive, critical thinking, team-building skills and problem-solving skills that we need in the IT industry,” he added.
The company said it supports transitioning military personnel through its 18-week Microsoft Software & Systems Academy course, participation in national hiring and recruiting events and hosting events such as Pushups for Charity in partnership with organizations like the Boot Campaign nonprofit group.