Catholic Student-Athletes Raise More than $24000 for Special Olympics DC

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Rochester's Polar Plunge is back, once again raising thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Minnesota.

"It's a great experience, not only for new people that want to try it out, but especially for people with disabilities", said costume contest judge Zach Herrmann. The group holds fundraisers throughout the year for Special Olympics Texas.

The Polar Plunge was organized by several law enforcement agencies including the Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, University of Oregon Police Department, and Lane County Sheriff's Office. "It's nice to give back to the Special Olympics athletes and work with them because we can learn so much from them that we usually take for granted".

AURORA | Against all natural instinct, participants of the Special Olympics 2018 Polar Plunge made their way into the freezing water of Aurora Reservoir, Feb. 10.

We encourage individual and team participation. "We call it our party at the river because it is such a fun time".

Junior lacrosse player Jess Lyons commented on the collective passion that all of Catholic Athletics shows for events like the plunge.

Funds raised benefit Special Olympics athletes in the community. However, people can sign up for fundraising in advance of the event. Prizes will be awarded at the dinner for the youngest and oldest plunger, for fundraising levels and even creativity.

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