State Raises Nearly $15,000 for Special Olympics
On a recent Saturday morning, with the weather wind chill registering a balmy 7 degrees, 15 members of the State team jumped in a Madison, Wis., lake. The team was once again “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 $15,000 to support these exceptional athletes. Team Captain Jake Richards challenged the team that he would jump wearing a tutu if we hit our fundraiser goal. We did – so he did!
State team member, and first-time jumper, Tierra noted that she was jumping in honor of her mother whose life was focused on working with special needs children and adults until she passed a few months ago. Returning jumper Adrienne shared, “I am Polar Plunging in honor of my husband. He has cerebral palsy, so this cause is close to our hearts.”
The team included Tim Haag, State president and Mike Frost, chief compliance officer. Also jumping were Sales Account Executives Bob Lamaster and Phil Rohs. Even the next generation was included as Phil’s son insisted on joining dad the morning of the jump.