ODU football uses #MonarchChallenge to raise money for food bank

Posted at 11:57 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 23:57:28-04

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.”