Temperatures in the 20s and 30s did not stop brave Marian High School students from taking a dive into Lake Cunningham for Special Olympics Nebraska’s (SONE) Polar Plunge on Feb. 15.
A total of 34 students and one teacher participated in Polar Plunge, one of SONE’s largest fundraising activities. Marian was the largest school to take the plunge and came close to being a top fundraising team; raising more than $6,000 to support the organization’s athletes this year.
At Marian, the Polar Plunge Club raises money for the Special Olympics through various fundraising opportunities but most eminently through the Polar Plunge event, which involves jumping into Lake Cunningham during the winter. This year’s club theme was “Freezin’ for a Reason.”
Minimum donations per plunger started at $50.