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WTMJ New Anchor ,board member of the Special Olympics, and MC of the Polar Plunge Julia Fello emerges from the water smiling with her hands spread wide at the Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center Saturday afternoon March 9, 2024.

Taking the plunge

Evan Greissinger, Assistant Community Editor March 10, 2024

Volunteers gathered at the Whitewater Aquatic Center to take a leap of faith into the water Saturday, March 9, raising money and spreading awareness for the Special Olympics in the 25th annual Polar Plunge....

Photo by Josh Stoughton
Participants who raised money for Special Olympics Wisconsin jump into cold water

Whitewater Polar Plunge supports Special Olympics Wisconsin

Josh Stoughton, Community Editor March 19, 2023

It was a cold Saturday morning with temperatures around 15 degrees, with wind making feel closer to two degrees. Participants line up outside a pool filled with cold water to get a chance to jump in, only...

Polar Plunge brings teams and communities together

Polar Plunge brings teams and communities together

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor February 11, 2019

While many wouldn’t dream of getting anywhere near water during the cold of the winter months, a small group of people decided that the discomfort of the plunge was worth it if it meant helping out a...

‘Polar Plunge’ fundraiser brings cool twist

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor January 21, 2019

With the cold weather of winter rolling in, some may find it hard to believe that people are willing jump into a cold body of water for any reason, but that’s exactly what many plan to do this February...

Community plunges for charity

Community plunges for charity

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Imagine there’s a wind chill of -10 degrees and someone tells you to jump into an 18,000 gallon pool of freezing water. This was the challenge...

Event to attract art enthusiasts

February 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 By Rumasa Noor Since its inception, Whitewater Makerspace has been providing a place for people to socialize and work on common interests. Continuing with its creative success, Makerspace...

Polar Plunge makes a splash

Polar Plunge makes a splash

February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Michael Riley   The last words by UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matthew Keiderlen before he jumped into a pool of 18,000 gallons of frigid water on Feb. 15 were jokingly, “Someone...

UW-Whitewater students take the plunge into freezing water

UW-Whitewater students “take the plunge” into freezing water

February 20, 2013

  Freezing temperatures, ice cold water and hundreds of people willing to brave them both gathered for the annual Polar Plunge event hosted by Special Olympics Wisconsin last weekend. The event...

UW-Whitewater AMA earns several awards including international chapter of the year

April 4, 2012

Many know about the success UW-Whitewater athletic programs have had this year. However, the UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association was named the International Chapter of the...

Polar Plunge makes big splash for Special Olympics

February 22, 2012
About 350 people jumped into an icy pool at Cravath Lakefront Park Saturday looking to make a splash among the Whitewater community and raise money for Special Olympics.

SPILL looking to make splash at this year’s ‘Polar Plunge’

February 8, 2012
Many student organizations are participating in the “Polar Plunge” fundraiser to help raise money and spread awareness for the Special Olympics Feb. 18th. The plunge provides a unique experience to support local Special Olympic athletes by jumping into a pool of icy cold water.
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