Student-athletes from Eastern Washington University’s Football and Women’s Soccer teams took part in last Saturday’s (Feb. 28) Polar Plunge in Liberty Lake after helping raise $3,135 for Special Olympics Washington.
For the third straight year, the Eagles were recognized with an award as the event’s top fundraising school. EWU Athletics teamed up with EWU Project Unify to claim the top honor.
Student-athletes from Eastern’s football and volleyball programs manned telephones at KHQ Television in Spokane on Feb. 10, and for every $50 that was pledged, an Eastern player was “rewarded” with a plunge into the frigid waters of Liberty Lake last Saturday, Feb. 28.
EWU Athletics and its student-athletes have participated in the Polar Plunge annually since 2012, raising $3,100 last year.
Joel Vickery, EWU’s assistant athletic director for compliance, coordinates Eastern’s efforts for the Polar Plunge.