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Polar Plunge Fundraiser

Polar Plunge Fundraiser


THE GHOST HUNT NEXT WEEK. IT MAY BE COLD RIGHT NOW BUT IT’S GOING TO FEEL EVEN COLDER FOR SOME WHO ARE TAKING A PLUNGE TODAY. SUNRISE REPORTER SARAH JONES IS LIVE AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY FOR THIS FUN MEANINGFUL EVENT. AND SARAH, IT COULD BE THREE DEGREES OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW. SO MAYBE THAT’S THE SILVER LINING IN THIS. ALSO THOUGH, THERE IS FROST ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW OUT HERE. SO THAT’S HOW COLD IT IS AT THE MOMENT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS BEHIND ME ARE TOGETHER THIS POOL AND THAT IS BECAUSE OVER 300 PEOPLE ARE REGISTERED TO TAKE THAT PLUNGE TODAY AND IT’S ALL BENEFITING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS .AND WITH ME NOW IS STEPHANIE FROM THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS. SO STEPHANIE, TELL ME ABOUT THIS EVENT. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? CERTAINLY A GREAT DAY AND IT’S ACTUALLY NOT GOING TO BE THAT COLD. I DON’T THINK THIS WEEKEND AND ACCORDING TO THE FORECAST BY WE WILL HAVE OVER 300 STUDENTS FROM BUTLER TODAY. THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ARE REGISTERED. WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE EVEN MORE THAN SHOW UP. THEY’LL JUMP IN THE LADDER. THEY’LL HAVE A GREAT TIME. AND IT’S ALL FOR THE ATHLETES OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS. AND HOW DOES IT BENEFIT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND HOW DOES THAT WORK? SO WE ARE FUNDED COMPLETELY BY FUNDRAISING EFFORTS LIKE THIS AND VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS AND WE DON’T ASK THE ATHLETES TO PAY ANYTHING TO COMPETE. SO WE HAVE 18000 ATHLETES IN INDIANA AND ALL OF THE MONEY THAT’S RAISED HERE TODAY GOES TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO DO THEIR COMPETITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND TO TRAIN AND LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES AND MORE TYPES OF THINGS. IS THAT MONEY GOING TO YOU TO HELP THEM TRAIN? WHAT SPECIFICS CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME EXAMPLES? SURE. SO WITH EVERY EVENT THERE ARE VENUES THAT WE NEED. WE NEED UNIFORMS. OBVIOUSLY ANY BASKETBALL. IF YOU GO TO PLAY BASKETBALL AND ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF GREAT HEALTH PROGRAMING TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP. WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR ATHLETES ABOVE AND BEYOND SPORTS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T EVEN REALIZE. SO ALL OF THESE EVENTS MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH, STEPHANIE. ABSOLUTELY. AND THIS IS THE FIRST FOUR EVENTS. THE OTHERS ARE IN GREENWOOD AND EAGLE CREEK. YOU CAN HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE TO FIND OUT DETAILS ON TIMES AND DATES FOR THOSE. MELISSA. THEY’RE HOPING TO RAISE OVER 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS

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