There were nine people on the Rockhurst team (seven 1st year students, one 2nd year and a cousin who decided to join the fun).
|We can do this!!|
"This 'unbearable' event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities."
|Oh, yeah...it's all fun and games until you hit the water!!|
Through donations from friends and family as well as fundraising done on campus through the sale of donuts and coffee and a trivia night, the Rockhurst team raised $1,017. Way to go team!
On the day of the plunge, the air temperature was 38 degrees, but the water was a chilling 34! In fact, many coves of the lake had been iced over (yikes!).
|Whose idea was this again?|
(Notice that the volunteers all have thermal suits on!)
This year a record setting 1,038 people participated in the Polar Plunge and raised over $274,000 for local athletes. We want to extend thanks (and hot cocoa) to everyone on the Rockhurst team who helped make the event such a success!!
|We did it!!|