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For Immediate Release:
Feb. 6, 2017
Taking the Plunge
Homer Junior High School staff members to take dip in icy waters for Special Olympics
Eighteen Homer Junior High School staff members are taking the plunge — Polar Plunge, that is — to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.
On March 11, the team of educators will brave the cold and take an icy dip in Leisure Lake at Joliet’s Leisure Lake Resort.
Their goal is to raise $5,000 for Special Olympics Illinois so that athletes with intellectual disabilities will have an opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs.
“What started as a small idea on a Monday morning, turned into something so much bigger than we expected,” said the group of staff members who have dubbed themselves The Homer Subzero Heroes.
“We are teaming together to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics,” they added. “We have joined together to build a community to recognize those amazing individuals with incredible personalities, intelligence and bravery.”
Among those participating are: Brittany Konsoer, Shannon Gentile, Allison Connolly, Janina Giantomasso, Alexis Hirsch, Nichole Boyce, Tiffani Stark, Erin Sagon, Diane Blaskey, Kendra Michalik, Maxine Pavlovich, Caroline Risum, Kelly Kardas, Stephanie Moore, Mary Kay Olendorf, Amy Marzano, Sam Hoinacki and Marisa Lopez.
The team is accepting donations and warm wishes at: http://soill.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7945
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