BHSU students, organizations raise money for Special Olympics

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Categories: 2015



   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           

           The Black Hills State University Presidential Student Ambassadors raised $1,928 for Special Olympics South Dakota through Northern Hills Polar Plunge on Feb. 22. Pictured are the ambassadors: Back row, from left, Taylor Guthmiller, corporate communications major from Whitewood Krista Steinbeisser, exercise science major from Sidney, Mont. Desiree Collier, elementary education major from Gillette, Wyo. Cydni Foster, exercise science major from Sioux Falls Lyndsey Watzek, exercise science major from Sioux Falls Mary Mitchell, elementary education major from Eagle Butte Front row, from left, Cecily Running Wolf, business administration-management major from Rapid City Madison Foster, elementary education major from Newcastle, Wyo. Sonja Pederson, elementary education major from Sioux Falls Alicia Benz, biology major from Killdeer, N.D. D&rsquoAryn Lends His Horse, biology major from Eagle Butte Floor, Forrest King, political science major from Hill City. The ambassadors, along with the BHSU Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and other students were among the 166 who volunteered to plunge into the water.

            

            

       

   



Black Hills State University students and student organizations raised money and awareness for Special Olympics South Dakota through the Northern Hills Polar Plunge on Feb. 22.



The BHSU Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee raised $3,012 for Special Olympics South Dakota, while the BHSU Presidential Student Ambassadors raised $1,928 for the cause.



Many BHSU students also joined in on the fundraising event. The top five students to raise money were:

&middot Tea Hill, Belle Fourche, $650

&middot Kayla Tucker, exercise management major from Newell, $405

&middot Shenae LaCroix, exercise management major from Newcastle, Wyo., $200

&middot Megan LaFayette, elementary education major from Spearfish, $200

&middot Rebecca Schneider, biology major from Sturgis, $175



The BHSU students were among the 166 people who volunteered to plunge into the freezing water to raise awareness for the statewide program. Each year, polar plunges are held to fundraise for the Special Olympics South Dakota program.
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