Ho-Chunk Gaming Supports Polar Plunge again this year for the Special Olympics

By Tris Harris

On February 25th, Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls (HCG-BRF) Slot Supervisor, Justin Jones will be participating in the Polar Plunge at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire.  The Polar Plunge supports the Special Olympics of Wisconsin and there are 12 plunges done throughout Wisconsin in February and March each year.  The Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th year and the Polar Plunge has raised over $19 Million since 1999.
This is Justin’s 3rd year being a team Captain for the “Foolish Kwiktrippers” from Black River Falls.  He is passionate about the Special Olympics because he has a few co-workers with special needs and also a very special cousin, he says “to me, helping those with special needs just feels like it should be a top priority.  It’s kind of a big deal and I do what I can for the cause.”  HCG-BRF presented Justin a check for $500 that will go straight to the Special Olympics on behalf of his team.
If you live in Black River Falls, stop in at one of the Kwik Trip locations and look for the donation jar for Justin’s team, a little bit goes a long way.  There are 90 Special Olympians that the funds support and it takes an average of $600 for each Olympian to participate in the Special Olympics.  You can also show your support by creating your own team to do the Polar Plunge nearest you or donating directly at: http://polarplungewi.org/ways-to-participate/ways-to-plunge/ and chose Pledge a Plunger, search for Justin Jones to donate today!