Kara Gibbons

Energy Zone FItness

If you’ve seen my Spartan races, gym pics, etc - you would think I have always been into this fitness life. Wrong. Almost 4 short years ago, I found Energy Zone Fitness CT. I found a true passion (and an amazing tribe to go with it). Every day (well 6 days out of 7 and sometimes 7 out of 7) I choose to show up to my gym, to my fit fam, to this tribe that’s like no other and give it my all. Yes, I’m motivated. But, it’s not motivation, it’s discipline, that keeps me going. It’s never easy but it’s ALWAYS fun!! I’m so so excited to be PUSHING with all of my other Energy Zone Bounce instructors to raise money to support programs for young entrepreneurs! Our fearless leader, gym owner, and PFE team member Julie took an entrepreneurial risk and brought our fitness community to where it is today. So we know FIRST HAND the importance of supporting innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs!

Favorite song: ‘Till I Collapse, Eminem

  • Kara Kropiwnicki $ 250.00
  • Jaime Salvadori $ 100.00
  • Art Salvadori $ 50.00
  • cynthia perugini $ 100.00
  • Jaclyn Grenfell $ 100.00
  • Anna Dumais $ 100.00
  • Kristin Gibbons $ 100.00
  • Kristin Gibbons $ 30.00
  • Mary Farwell $ 100.00
  • Nubia Ruglio $ 20.00
  • SUSAN HEFFERNAN $ 100.00
  • Carol Scully $ 50.00
  • Gayle Capezzone $ 25.00
  • Suzanne black $ 100.00
  • Matthew Abraham $ 50.00


$ 1275 Raised
15 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 16,000 K-12 students in 250 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.

2020 Event Numbers

  • 69 Pushers
  • 51,300 PUSHUPS
  • 328 DONORS
  • $ 35,260.47 Funded