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‘On the Same Page’ – Afro-Latin Society Commemoration, Fairy Fest, Polar Plunge

April 1, 2024
Host senior Emma Kersting dives into last week’s top stories in News, Sports, and Life and Culture by interviewing the Ithacan’s reporters to get a closer look at Ithaca College and beyond campus. This week, Kersting spoke with senior writer Alyssa Beebe, senior Jess Moskowitz, and sophomore Taylor Borash.
The Polar Plunge, an annual event that fundraises for Special Olympic New York, was hosted on March 23 by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Volunteers that raised over $25 line up to take the plunge in freezing conditions.

Ithaca College athletes dive into Special Olympics support

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer March 27, 2024
The Ithaca College Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) organized a team for the annual Polar Plunge on March 23, an event aimed at raising money and awareness for athletes competing in the Special Olympics. 
From left, junior pitcher Matt Eiel, senior second baseman Nick Skerpon,  senior pitcher Tyler Hill and junior first baseman Jackson Smith participated in the Dave Clark Foundation Dream and Do Day on Sept. 9.

Athletes participate in various community service events

By Tyler Evans, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017
Athletes have worked with organizations locally and nationally to give back to the Ithaca community and have done a lot with cancer organizations.
Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

By Caitie Ihrig, Assistant Sports Writer March 30, 2017
Ithaca College athletes raised money for the fourth annual Ithaca Polar Plunge. Senior Scott Halpern sat down for a Q&A about this years plunge.
Members of the Ithaca community plunge into the Cayuga lake March 19 at Taughannock Falls State Park.

Ithaca College athletes raise money for Special Olympics

By Jaysha Patel, Contributing Writer March 22, 2016
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Ithaca College raised $686 for the Polar Plunge with the help of the athletic community.
Hundreds of Ithacans, among them more than 40 Ithaca College students, plunged into the 30 degree water of Cayuga Lake on March 21 for Ithaca’s second annual Polar Plunge.

Ithaca College students take the plunge for Special Olympics

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer March 24, 2015
This is Ithaca’s second-annual Polar Plunge fundraising event benefiting local Special Olympics athletes, using the slogan “Freezin’ for a Reason.” Individuals and teams raised funds to participate, and this year the event brought in about $34,000, according to the event website.
The Polar Plunge fundraiser raised more than $23,000 for the Special Olympics on March 22.

Freezin’ for a Reason

By Brendan Davis March 26, 2014
The Polar Plunge fundraiser raised more than $23,000 for the Special Olympics on March 22.
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