Passion Plunge a Huge Success!

March 15, 2010

A group of hearty Latham employees went through with their pledge. Many called them crazy… some begged them not to do it, but they went against all common sense and dove into the Atlantic ocean on a winter’s day.

The four Plungers have been fundraising for the Children’s Special Olympics program the last couple of months and participated in one of Massachusetts Special Olympics Passion Plunges. A huge thank you to Children’s employees Jamie Mersch, Shannon Long and Kristen Schmidt for all of their fundraising efforts and for the courage to jump into the water. Thank you also to Kristen’s husband Bill who joined our team just for the fun of it.

Through their efforts, Latham was able to raise about $2500 for this year’s Special Olympics program, which, for many students, is their favorite part of Latham. A majority of the donations were small denominations from many, many individuals in the Latham community. Latham is a strong community that is incredibly supportive of the children here on campus. Thanks to everyone who participated, whether by donating or diving, helping to make this the most successful fundraiser yet.

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
~Benjamin Franklin


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