For Immediate Release
February 9, 2009
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Brockport, NY — More than 120 students, faculty and staff from The College at Brockport, State University of New York, participated in the ninth annual Polar Plunge at Ontario Beach Park on Sunday, February 8. The College raised $10,542.70 for the Special Olympics of New York.
The College won the “Cool School Challenge,” by raising more money than any other Rochester area college for the Special Olympics. As the winner, the College will be treated to a free concert by national recording artist, Jason Michael Carroll , sponsored by Rochester radio station WBEE 92.5 FM on Monday, February 16 at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm). The announcement was made on the radio station Monday morning. Tickets are available for College students, faculty, and staff, with a valid Brockport ID (limit of two per person), at the Brockport Student Government Box Office. There is a limit of two tickets per person with a valid Eagle One ID card.
“The Brockport community was very supportive for this great cause. Participation increased from 35 to 120 plungers (2008 to 2009, respectively), and we also increased donations by 35 percent over last year,” said Paul Giglio ’11, student coordinator. “The Brockport Community all came together with school spirit and hearts open to plunge for a reason.”
For more information on the Polar Plunge, please contact Lisa Johnson, assistant director, Office of Campus Life, at (585) 395-2243.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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