February 18, 2022
Three members of the Catholic University softball team jump into the polar plunge pool together

Catholic University student-athletes raised $36,356 for Special Olympics by jumping into chilly water on Feb.11. The polar plunge drew 183 pledges, surpassing the students’ goal of $35,000. 

"It's been two years since we were able to do the plunge in person, so the event was full of excitement," said men's basketball senior and Student-Athlete Advisory President David Angelo. 

Since 2017, Catholic Athletics has helped raise $155,549 for Special Olympics D.C. through the Cool Schools College Polar Plunge.

Catholic University is in its 21st year of supporting Special Olympics, which is also the official charitable partner of Division III. The Athletics program has been hosting Special Olympics events on campus since 2002, and has been honored by the NCAA for its commitment to service.

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