MILLERSVILLE, Md., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President of Travel Advantage Network, Scott Fasano, has been raising money throughout the month of May for the "Murph" Challenge, an event that supports the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was a valued member of the Navy Seals who died bravely in a fierce gun battle, risking his life to save his teammates. Michael's parents and brother started the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation in 2007 with their own funding to honor Michael's commitment to education. The foundation has come a long way since 2007, currently awarding 18 scholarships a year.
Throughout the month of May, Fasano held a series of activities and silent auctions internally within Travel Advantage Network to raise money, including doing push-ups on demand at the rate of $1 per push-up.
Fasano himself will be competing in the "Murph" Challenge on May 29, 2017 at Prince George's Stadium, home to the Bowie Baysox. The challenge consists of a one mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, and a final one mile run, all in a 20-pound vest. He has been training for the past few months and is very dedicated to the cause.
"I am honored to be able to represent all of us at Travel Advantage Network as we support such a great charity," said Fasano. "We owe so much to the men and women that serve and have served. We are incredibly thankful for all veterans."
The 2017 challenge has over 80 hosts across the United States consisting of gyms, fitness centers, professional sports teams and more. Fasano has partnered with Ignyte Fitness in Annapolis, MD who is hosting the Memorial Day Murph for the fourth year now. They will be donating some of the equipment from the event to local fire departments.
Since 1992, Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, has helped nearly 80,000 families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories throughout the United States, Mexico and Caribbean. Travel Advantage Network is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area.
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