Max Grafton

Merrill Lynch

Hometown: Andover, MA Education: Fairfield U '18, Cushing Academy '14 I am an avid gym advocate and try to go 5 times a week. I have more of an old school gym routine that mainly focuses on weight lifting. I did not know about this event until my coworker signed me up but I do love the uniqueness of this event. There so many running events like marathons and 5Ks but I do not know of anything similar to this. I plan to aim for 500 complete push ups. I was told to do a little carb loading the night before and stay hydrated through the event.

Favorite song: You're Gonna Go Far Kid - The Offspring

  • Janis Baron $ 20.00
  • Robert Wetzel $ 50.00
  • Robin Citrano $ 50.00
  • William VanArsdale $ 500.00
  • JEAN DEVINCENT $ 25.00
  • Jeff Ferrante $ 100.00
  • Brian Becker $ 50.00
  • William Barton $ 50.00


$ 965 Raised
10 Backers

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a 36-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest continuously operating program for K-12 student inventors and entrepreneurs.

100% of the proceeds raised by Push For Entrepreneurship are donated to CIC.

CIC’s mission is to teach students creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurship, by teachers trained in CIC’s programs. CIC programs have been endorsed by CT’s educational leaders as promoting creativity and critical thinking, and have received prestigious recognition, including trips to the White House Science Fairs.

  1. In Connecticut, more than 17,000 K-12 students in nearly 300 schools annually have CIC classroom-based programs.

  2. Students compete in their schools and winners present their inventions at local and district events and at the state wide convention in May.

  3. Selected state winners advance to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, in June.

  4. CIC inventors comprises 50% girls and 26% minority students, with program growth focused in under-served school districts.

  5. CIC inventors pursue entrepreneurship through patenting, investment, and commercialization.

Your donation will be used to provide hundreds of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New Haven K-12 students the opportunity to participate in a program that will change their lives and our futures.

2019 Event Numbers

  • 68 Pushers
  • 1,729 PUSHUPS
  • 339 DONORS
  • $ 39,745.15 Funded