The Special Olympics Polar Plunge


Benet Academy

Volunteers at Polar Plunge pose for a group picture.

On March 11, Benet Academy students had the opportunity to participate in the Polar Plunge in support of the Special Olympics. Benet Academy collectively raised $4,145. The student body of Benet Academy was so eager to donate this money to children with disabilities, and help further this organization. Freshman Clare Disanto said, “I am so glad I participated in such a wonderful event to help benefit the Special Olympics!”

The Polar Plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water regardless of the temperature. At 1:00 p.m. the Benet Academy students dove into the freezing cold water. This year the temperature outside was thirty-five degrees.

Mr. Helmick, a Benet Academy Math Department Chair, bravely took on the plunge alongside the students. Campus Minister, Deacon Christopher, also stood by encouraging and offering help to anyone nearby. Benet Academy took on the event with 14 plungers and 11 volunteers.