MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 27, 2013

Polar Plunge raises $10K


— TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation marshals and Sequoyah High School staff took part in the statewide Polar Plunge fundraising event to raise money to send athletes to the Special Olympics, a media release states.

Cherokee Nation marshals and a few Sequoyah faculty and students, together raised more than $3,000 for the cause.

The Tahlequah event raised $10,000 for athletes to buy uniforms and help with travel and lodging.

The Tahlequah Polar Plunge was just one of 11 held statewide with an overall goal of raising $300,000. Also participating Saturday were Tahlequah Public Schools, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah’s Special Olympics team and more. Donations can be made to SOOK online at www.sook.org.