WANTAGH, N.Y. (Mar. 29, 2014) – Members of the LIU Post field hockey team took the Polar Plunge into the cold water at Tobay Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. on Saturday. The Pioneers raised nearly $1,000 in a week to help fund the Special Olympics.
“We’re so proud to have formed a great partnership with the Special Olympics,” said Head Coach Raenee Savin (Nesconset, N.Y.). “Last weekend, many of the girls got certified as SO coaches. This week, we raised close to $1,000, which will go directly towards sending athletes with special needs to the state games.”
Savin later added: “During our season, we will be running a fundraiser at a home game and have the Olympians participate in halftime activities. Then, in February, we will be hosting a send-off party for members of the floor hockey team going to the winter games. By working so closely with the Special Olympics, it gives us a greater appreciation for being able to play the sport we love without having to face the adversity these brave athletes contend with on a daily basis.”
Proceeds from the event helped fund athletes of the Special Olympics in New York. For more information, click here.