Question: What did the 35 plungers, along with the Team Manresa donors do for NY Special Olympics this year ?
Answer: With the funds raised by Team Manresa at the 2022 Polar Plunge, Special Olympics was able to train and equip enough athletes to fill a bus. This also covered the costs of that busload of Special Olympians competing at local and state-wide competitions.
The reality is that although Special Olympians are amatuers, NY Special Olympics spends $400 to $500 per athlete. The amount varies between athletes who just compete locally and the those that compete at the state games.
On behalf of these athletes I say thank you for your past support as a plunger or donor and I hope you continue support NYSO. Once again Team Manresa is leading the way in 2023 and I want you to join us. Please consider joining the team today. If you are unable to take the plunge (I'll let you in on a secret - you only need to dip a toe in the water to count as a plunger), please consider making a donation of what you can afford.
Thank you again for demonstrating the principle of Charity and supporting New York Special Olympics.