State Raises Nearly $9000 for Special Olympics

On a recent Saturday morning, with the wind chill temperature registering at -7 degrees, 11 members of the State team jumped in a Madison, Wis., lake. It was cold enough for cars to safely drive on the lake, so a block of ice had to be removed to make the jump possible. Why would State professionals engage in this feat? They were “Freezin’ for a Reason,” raising money for Special Olympics!

Through the generous donations of our team members, clients, and partners as well as a 100% match from State, our team raised nearly $9000 to support these exceptional athletes.

Some State team members also met for lunch with a Special Olympics athlete. They were able to support his fundraising campaign to attend the upcoming Special Olympics National Bowling Tournament in Orlando, Fla. While at lunch, the athlete challenged State President Tim Haag to a bowling match. Watch State’s social media feeds for upcoming photos and results.

“It was gratifying to be able to work as a team to benefit Special Olympic athletes,” said Jake Richards, a State EBO Manager and this year’s Polar Plunge Team Captain. “We are already making plans for next year’s jump!”