Students join Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraiser

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

Despite weather conditions at Lake Storey Pavilion on Sunday afternoon of a chilly 33 degrees and cloudy with some snow and a water temperature of 27 degrees, 225 people ran, dove, waddled and waded right into the lake…. during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. Altogether, the “plungers” raised more than $35,800 for the program…

Knox College sophomore Alex Uzarowicz, who was plunging with the Knox Sigma Chi chapter, headed Knox’s Polar Plunge Committee… Knox College senior Amanda Lee made the plunge with her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters. “It’s a fun thing to do with my sisters, and it’s for a good cause,” Lee said. “It was definitely fun, even though my toes feel like they’re going to fall off.” Read more…