Pullups for Playgrounds

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We are excited to announce Neighborhood Ninjas first ever "Pullups for Playgrounds" pullup competition to raise money for our first ever Ninja Warrior playground in Willmington, DE. This project aims to increase accessibility for youth or adults who may not have access to the funds or transportation needed to attend a gym, create a safe environment that can foster community, and promote a place where families of all ages can develop healthy and active lifestyles together.

Step 1: Sign up and fill out our waiver!

Step 2: Donate! 

Put the gym you are affiliated with in the comments - if any. You are welcome to donate even if you are not signing up.

Step 3: Compete, have fun, win prizes! 

There is a $50 minimum to participate, this means that either you or those who donate on your behalf must raise a minimum of $50. This could be as easy as 10 friends each donating $5. Just have them put your name in the comments when they donate. If you want to participate with a gym team, put the gym name in the comments too! You got this!! 

How it Works!

How many pull-ups can YOU do in an hour?

 

Test your pull-up endurance at Neighborhood Ninjas' first ever Pullups for Playgrounds Fundraiser Competition to help us raise money to build our FIRST Ninja Warrior Playground! 

This event will be held nationwide, with dozens of Ninja Warrior, Crossfit, MMA, OCR and other functional fitness facilities competing against each other at the same time on Saturday, Nov. 5th, from 10:30am - 11:30 AM EST! (The full event, with checkin, sponsor shoutouts and announcements is 10 - 12PM).

 

We will have amazing prizes for the following categories: 

 

  • Top 3 gyms who collectively complete the most pull-ups. 

  • Top 3 individuals per division who complete the most pull-ups 

  • Top 3 individuals who raise the most money 

  • Top 3 gyms who collectively raise the most money 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Fitbar, Gripsling, Kinis Barefoot, Duonamic, Magic Ninja Dust, Slapchalks, Monkee Grips, DGS, LMNT, Brett Sims, Propello Life, Sleeping Bird Coffee, and more! 

How to enter: 

Step 1: Sign up above!!

 

Step 2: Donate or raise at least $50 toward the cause. It's super easy - just get 5 friends to donate $10 each and you're in! Make sure they put the gym name in the comments when they donate! (Ex: Alex, Gym Name)

https://givebutter.com/pullupsforplaygrounds

Step 3: Join the competition either live or virtually. You have 3 options for when / where to participate!  

 

  1. Join us LIVE ON ZOOM from your gym, home or local playground on 11/5 from 10am - 12pm est! 
     

  2.  Join us IN PERSON at RIV Athletics in Wilmington DE from 10am to 12pm est on 11/5
     

  3. Compete on your own time between 11/4 and 11/7 - if you want to be considered for pullup total prizes, just film and send us your submission before 11/8 to enter! 

 

Step 4:  Have fun!! Win awesome prizes! Help us build a ninja playground and make ninja warrior more accessible in the process! 

 

This event will be a lot of fun for a great cause - tell your gym / training partner and let's go!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the event?

 

Our main host gym will be RIV Athletics in Wilmington, DE, and gyms nationwide will log onto our zoom recording while they participate at their own locations! The event will be recorded through zoom, live streamed on Instagram, and broadcast through media coverage! 

 

Some Ideas for where to compete: 

  • Your gym, if they're participating

  • Your home, if you have a pullup bar

  • A playground!

If you are participating by yourself and unable to join our zoom live on 11/5 from 10am - 12pm est, and would like to be eligible for prizes, you must video your submission and submit it before 11/8

Is this a contest? 

Yes! How many pullups can you do in one hour? This competition will be held nationwide, with dozens of Ninja Warriors, Crossfit, MMA, OCR and other functional fitness facilities competing against each other on Saturday, Nov. 5th, from 10 - 12pm est (actual competition hour is 10:30 - 11:30)! You can also participate just to have fun, be a part of something BIG, and raise money for a great cause!!

Are bands allowed?

 

YES! We will count pullups by a point system and banded pullups will be worth fewer points than strict pullups with no bands.  That goes the same for kipping (swinging your body to gain momentum - making pull-up easier). 

 

How do I pay to compete or donate for myself / someone else?
There is a $50 minimum to participate! This means that either you or those who donate on your behalf must raise a minimum of $50. This could be as easy as 10 friends each donating $5. You got this!! Don't forget to put your name or the name of the person you are sponsoring / donating for in the comments. www.givebutter.com/pullupsforplaygrounds
 
How do I get my gym involved?
Athletes / Guardians - share our post or connect us with your gym staff so we can explain more & sign them up!! If you are gym staff and you'd like to sign up as a gym - DM us @neighborhood_ninjas or email info@neighborhoodninjas.org!!
How do I become an event sponsor?
  1. Donate product as prizes or silent auction items. You'll be featured on our social media, website and event signage as a sponsor!
  2. Sponsored Table: $150. Promote and sell your product live at the event and gain additional media exposure. We'll also feature you on our social media and website!
  3. Let us know how you'd like to be involved!
 
Email info@neighborhoodninjas.org or dm neighborhood_ninjas on instagram!
How do I win prizes?
  • Top 3 gyms who collectively complete the most pull-ups. 

  • Top 3 individuals per division who complete the most pull-ups 

  • Top 3 individuals who raise the most money 

  • Top 3 gyms who collectively raise the most money. 

Where does the money go?
Money raised will go towards our first ninja warrior playground build in Wilmington, DE. If any money is raised over the necessary amount, it will be allocated toward future playground builds in other parts of the country! 
Why Wilmington?
Wilmington is home to our Board President, Whitney Miller, and is a national leader in youth shooting deaths. Although the reasons for the crime rates are layered and complex, the need for accessible and safe places for children and families in the city cannot be overstated. This project aims to increase accessibility for youth and adults who may not have the funds or transportation needed to attend a gym, create a safe environment that can foster community, and promote a place where families of all ages can develop healthy and active lifestyles together. As this playground will also be age appropriate for adults, it will target the alarming CDC statistic that approximately only 22 percent of adults engage regularly (5 times a week for at least 30 minutes) in sustained physical activity of any intensity during leisure time.
 
We hope to do many more builds in under-resourced communities in the future! 
 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to everyone who is supporting this impactful event for our community! We could not do it without you.

We Need Your Support Today!