For every $50 pledged, an Eagle student-athlete will be able to participate in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge later this month
EWU's Special Olympics Donation Page (or call
509-443-1111 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on 2/10)
Members of the Eastern Washington University football program and other sports programs will man telephones at KHQ Television in Spokane TONIGHT (Feb. 10) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for Special Olympics and the upcoming "Polar Plunge." Among the other student-athletes taking part will be members of the Eastern volleyball and soccer teams.
The players will take calls live on television from viewers and collect credit card contributions towards Special Olympics Washington. For every $50 earned, one student-athlete will be rewarded with a plunge into the frigid waters of Liberty Lake on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The team's goal in 2015 is to raise $5,000 and have 30 plungers take part. The plunge – "Freezin' for a Reason!" – is at noon on Feb. 28 at Liberty Lake Regional Park (3707 S. Zephyr Road in Liberty Lake, Wash.)
The number to call is (509) 443-1111. The link to the EWU ATHLETICS Polar Plunge Team donation page is: http://libertylakeplunge2015.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1121625&lis=1&kntae1121625=59F0C8B7A6CD4C4DA969A7583C9EAD3D&team=6203571
EWU Athletics and its student-athletes and staff have participated in the Polar Plunge annually since 2012, raising more than $600 dollars that first year before raising nearly $700 in 2013 and jumping to $3,100 in 2014.
Eastern's efforts for the Polar Plunge are coordinated by Joel Vickery, EWU's assistant athletic director for compliance. Last year, 24 players plunged, in addition to Eastern head football coach Beau Baldwin. The Eagles have previously been recognized with an award as the event's top fundraising school.