Manhattan Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics
12 February, 2018, 02:52
For the second year in a row, the Iona Prep "Plungers" have been named the top team in all of New York State for their fundraising efforts as part of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
This year's goal was to raise $42,000, and they ended up raising over $70,000. Prior to 2016, the Gaels had also previously been tops among all participating Westchester teams in 2010 and 2011.
WXYZ's very own Ann Marie LaFlamme bravely took the plunge for a good cause.
Funds are raised for over 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. "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". I have a cousin whose son is involved in Special Olympics.
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