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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 worthy cause, like the Special Olympics. Still, despite the cold water and bitter cold of the winter 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 during the ‘Polar Plunge’ event. This event, which is run by the UW-Whitewater branch of the...

UW-W senior raises $135,000 for Special Olympics

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 3, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior Alyssa Bohm emceed the Special Olympics Wisconsin Truck Convoy in Richfield, Wisconsin on Sept. 16. “This event is absolutely incredible, it is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin where truck drivers from all over volunteer themselves and their trucks ...

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. “It shows that people can come together and show their support and are willing to go to extreme measures to support a great cause,”...

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. “We’ll be using a po...

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