State Raises Nearly $23,000 for Special Olympics

On a recent Saturday morning, 10 State team members jumped into the freezing waters of Madison, Wis., to raise 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 $23,000 to support these exceptional athletes. This competitive team set a goal of raising the most funds at the Madison jump – and they succeeded! Additionally, multiple team members ranked in the Top 10 of individual fundraisers.

“Our team dove into the icy waters in support of amazing athletes, exemplifying the power of community, resilience, and passion,” said Tim Haag, State’s president and chief executive officer. “This is one of my favorite events each year, and I am proud of how enthusiastically our team and their families support Special Olympics.”

The team included several family members this year. Both Bob Lamaster and Phil Rohs jumped with one of their children, creating unique memories while raising money for this great cause. First-time jumper and newlywed Tracy Parsons jumped with her husband Chad after he enthusiastically joined the team. While Heidi Martinez stayed out of the water, her husband Roberto is a key team member each year. Team members Brandon Huisman and Victoria Miramontes also plunged as part of this event.

“Captaining our Polar Plunge team each year is an honor as the event demonstrates the power of community and courage,” said Jake Richards, State’s EBO director and team captain. “The energy at this event is awe-inspiring and motivates me to live outside my comfort zone year-round!”

You can watch the jump here.