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WLC Hosted a Polar "Plunge" Event

WLC Hosted a Polar "Plunge" Event

March 02, 2021 by Office of Marketing and Communication Student Achievements
WLC Hosted a Polar "Plunge" Event

Students Participated in Event to Raise Funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI - On Friday, February 26, Wisconsin Lutheran College hosted a pandemic-era version of the Polar Plunge. WLC student Hannah Roehrig, in coordination with the college's Student Programming staff, arranged for participating students to be sprayed with a fire hose on the snow-covered outdoor volleyball court, courtesy of the Wauwatosa Fire Department. Traditionally, participants would have "plunged" into Lake Michigan.

About 25 students took part, and as of February 26 they had raised more than $2,600 for Special Olympics Wisconsin through the "Choose Your Own Adventure" program. WLC was one of ten colleges in the state that had students raising funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin. 

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About Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wisconsin Lutheran College was established in 1973 and is an independent, nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus and online programming. The college, which prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience.

About Special Olympics Wisconsin
Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization of the Special Olympics movement that unleashes the transformative power and joy of sports everyday around the world. Through work in sports, health, education, and community building, Special Olympics has been empowering people with intellectual disabilities for more than 50 years, leading to a more welcoming and inclusive society. With the support of donors, coaches, and volunteers, Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training and more than 150 yearly athletic events featuring 19 Olympic-type sports to 9,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.