I’m happy to use this opportunity to celebrate the launch of the KrisJones.com blog by announcing that my wife Robyn and I have decided to give away $4,000 to charity as part of an initiative we are calling “The P90X Challenge.”
Many of you reading this post may be following my daily updates on Facebook and Twitter since my wife and I started P90X nine (9) days ago. If you’ve been following me you know that my wife and I are serious about completing the entire 90-day program. By sharing our experiences we are hoping that we can build momentum to stay committed, while also inspiring or motivating others (hopefully you!) to do the same.
What is the P90X Challenge?
The P90X Challenge is an initiative to help my wife and I, as well as others who are doing P90X stay committed through charitable giving.
The First and Second $1,000 Donations:
To help my wife and I stay committed we will donate $1,000 in two intervals ($2,000 of the $4,000) to a charity of our choice after completion of Day 30 and Day 60 of the program, respectively. After Day 30 my wife gets to choose her favorite charity and we will cut a check for $1,000 to that charity. At Day 60 I get to select a charity and cut a check for an additional $1,000. After that we are not done – we need to stay committed to help you give away the remaining $2,000!
The Third $1,000 Donation:
To encourage users to support our P90X experience and to share their own experiences with P90X, exercise in general, and / or charitable giving we are going to let YOU select what charity we give the third $1,000 to. To accomplish this I want you to respond to this post with (1) the name of the charity and (2) why we should support the given charity. Voting is officially open now and will close after Robyn and I hit Day 60 of P90X. On Day 61 or there about I will post a poll on this Web site with the top 3 or 5 most recommended charities. At that point you’ll have the opportunity to vote from the smaller list on who should receive the $1,000 donation. Robyn and I will cut the check to the highest vote getting charity after we have completed Day 90 of P90X.
Again, the third $1,000 donation is open to anyone to vote. To get things started simply add a comment to this post with the charity you’d like us to give the money to, as well as why. The “why” is not necessary to get your charity listed. Anyone, including folks who work for charities are welcome to participate! We want every one to participate!
The Final $1,000 Donation
Here’s where we are asking for fellow P90Xer’s to make the official commitment with us!
The final $1,000 will actually be 10 separate donations of $100. Simply respond to this blog post with your full name, where you are from (i.e. Wilkes Barre, PA), when you started (or when you intend to start) P90X, and anything else about your thoughts on P90X. I’d also like you to send an e-mail to kris @ krisjones.com so that I can verify your identity. The first ten (10) to respond will become part of our official challenge. We hope you join and share your experiences with us!
By joining the P90X Challenge you have to agree to two things. First, you agree that we can use your name on this blog. Second, you agree to share your experiences along the way by responding to this or any upcoming P90X Challenge post.
Robyn and I will cut a $100 check to your favorite charity if you are willing to make the commitment to complete the full 90-day P90X workout.
It’s a win-win for you and the charity of your choice!
The purpose of the final $1,000 donation is simple. First, it helps you to stay committed to P90X since we won’t make the donation until you finish P90X! Second, your participation builds a support network for all of us on a mission to complete the program!
UPDATE: Here’s our P90X Challenge Participants (We are Accepting 10; More will be added as they are confirmed)
1. David Dayton, Mardela Springs, Maryland – Charity TBD
2. Jason Brozena, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania – Jason’s Charity is The V Foundation
3. Eddy Pham, Hollywood, California – Eddy’s Charity is the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
4. Andrew Le, Hollywood, California – Andrew’s Charity is the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
5. Luke Matthews, Warrior Run, Pennsylvania – Charity TBD
6. Jerry Palmaioli, Shavertown, Pennsylvania – Jerry’s Charity is the Janet Weiss Childrens Hospital
7. Amy Punko Andrejko, Scranton, Pennsylvania – Charity TBD
8. Bob DeFeo, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania – Charity TBD
9. Ian Fernando, Jersey City, New Jersey – Ian’s Charity is pinoykids.org
10. Stephen Robinson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Stephen’s Charity is Compassion International
11. Laura Terwilliger Klepaski, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania – Laura’s Charity is The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
So………..with the above taken care of – let the challenge begin!!!
For my wife Robyn and I tomorrow starts Day 10 of the challenge. Robyn doesn’t get to make her $1,000 donation until Day 30 and I don’t get to make mine until Day 60 and you don’t get yours until Day 90 so all I have to say is “Bring it!.”