Class Sets $10,000 Fundraising Goal for Polar Plunge

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For every $1000 raised to help Special Olympics Wisconsin, CHS's S.H.A.R.E. class has talked one or more school staff into pledging to take the plunge on Feb. 15. To donate, go to https://www.classy.org/team/27054.  Donations can be made to the team in general by clicking where the team’s goal is shown under “Campaign.” But those giving donations can also choose to donate to specific team members, who are each responsible for raising at least $75. To donate to an individual, click on “MEMBERS” and then select a team member.

Shianne Berger

CHS’s S.H.A.R.E. (Students Helping, Accepting, Relating and Empowering others to succeed) class is participating in the Polar Plunge again. This year, the class aims to raise $10,000 before the event on February 15, in Oshkosh.

The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin and is the largest of the year. There are almost 900 Special Olympics athletes in Wisconsin.

The Polar Plunge supports the athletes who compete. And 25 percent of the donations raised by the Chilton team will go back to the Special Olympics athletes in Chilton.

The S.H.A.R.E. class is looking for donations. To encourage people to donate, the class recruited school staff to take the plunge when certain dollar amounts are reached. Every $1,000 is a new group of school staff. By donating to the team, people will help the participants toss more teachers into the water.

Those wishing to donate can go to https://www.classy.org/team/270541. Donations can be made to the team in general by clicking where the team’s goal is shown under “Campaign.” But those giving donations can also choose to donate to specific team members, who are each responsible for raising at least $75. To donate to an individual, click on “MEMBERS” and then select a team member.

Donations may also be sent to or dropped off at the CHS office. Checks should be made out to “Special Olympics Wisconsin.” And, again, donations will go to the S.H.A.R.E. team unless specifically designated to an individual member of the team.

If the team reaches its fundraising goal, 19 staff have agreed to participate, including the $10,000 group of Superintendent Mrs. Sue Kaphingst, Chilton High School Principal Mr. Shawn Rude and Chilton Middle School Principal Mr. Matt Kiel.

Also, there is still time to sign up to take the plunge as part of CHS’s team. In order to take the pledge, go to https://www.classy.org/team/270541 and click “JOIN TEAM.” Then create an account or log in. Make sure that it is the “Chilton High School SHARE” team page.

Mr. Daniel Mallmann, the high school intellectual disability teacher, is the captain of the team this year. “I have been involved with the Polar Plunge for the last four years now,” Mr. Mallmann said. “I believe this is the fifth year that S.H.A.R.E. has had a team.”

The event is more than just jumping into freezing cold water. There is live music, a 5K race, food, drinks and more.

Questions can be directed to Mr. Mallmann at [email protected]

And for those interested in general information about the Polar Plunge, visit the official Polar Plunge website at PolarPlungeWI.org.