NORFOLK, Va. - As people adjust to life during the coronavirus pandemic, they're met with many challenges, but one challenge we can all get behind id the #MonarchChallenge.
The hashtag was created by ODU football assistant defensive coordinator and safeties coach Remington Rebstock, and the challenge raises money for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
Participants choose a workout to complete and use the results, like reps and time, to determine how much money they'll donate to the food bank.
“Some people are really struggling," Rebstock said. "Are they gonna have food for that day? For kids that are having to get by on school lunch programs and things like that, all of a sudden schools are closed down. How are they gonna replace those meals?”
Rebstock says the #MonarchChallenge is a perfect example of part of ODU football's culture, which is to be a person who focuses on "solutions, not problems".
“A.) We can get some physical exercise during this time and have some fun," Rebstock said. "B.) Raise awareness and make a nice donation to a program that’s really filling a need for a lot of folks.”
Initiating the #MonarchChallenge, hoping to help those in need through the @FoodbankSEVA. To my fellow @ODUFootball DB Coach @CoachWright7, I challenge you!! Luckily for them, he is in much better shape than I am! We are all in this together. #ReignOn 🔵👑🦁 pic.twitter.com/R28vHyvERf
— Remington Rebstock (@RemingtonReb) March 28, 2020
Continuing the #MonarchChallenge, hoping to help those in need through the @FoodbankSEVA. To @ODUFootball WR Coach @mark_dup , I challenge you!! Lets go Coach Dup!! We are all in this together! #ReignOn 🔵👑🦁 pic.twitter.com/hCR3LZUaLu
— Leon Wright (@CoachWright7) March 29, 2020
Core Value #3: COMPETE in everything you do!
50 min run x $2/min for a great cause 😤
Up Next - @CoachRhinODU let’s see what ya got!
— Mark Dupuis (@mark_dup) March 29, 2020
— Kevin Reihner (@CoachRhinODU) March 30, 2020