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‘Chrisman Crazies’ Take The Plunge


A group of “Chrisman Crazies” represented the school and Special Olympics on Saturday, January 26, by participating in the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at Longview Lake.

A Chrisman team of 12 students, staff, athletes, and family took the plunge into the 34-degree water to help support Special Olympics. More than 1,000 participants took the plunge all together.

The Chrisman Crazies team consisted of: Matthew Cepeda, Samantha Snow, Jessica Wilbanks, Devin Harris, Cody Tully, Tyler Richardson, Leslie Barnes, Kathy Lowry, Bethany Goldammer, Jessica Goldammer, Shannon McLaughlin, and Barbara Hatfield. 1

This was a Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser and one of 11 statewide plunges. All the money raised at the 2013 Polar Plunge supports local Special Olympics athletes.

Although a lot of the focus is on year-round sports training and competition, there is so much more to our program. As the father of an athlete put it, "Of the many things that can’t be measured in medals, are the relationships that have been built with the athletes."

As a school, Chrisman  raised about $750 and early counts for the total plunge have exceeded $270,000.