On February 29, a team of Merakey staff members took the plunge to support Special Olympic athletes across Pennsylvania. Congratulations to Team Allegheny Valley School for raising more than $1,700!
Administrator Stacey Speer had nearly all her house managers at the event to either plunge or cheer-on the team. They were also joined by long-time Merakey plunger Carol Erzen. Newcomers to the event were Jackie Lawrence, Rena McDanel and Donna Todd.
“This continues to be an awesome team building experience,” commented Stacey. “The majority of my house managers joined Team AVS and either cheered us on or jumped into a pool of ice-cold water to support nearly 20,000 Special Olympic athletes across PA, which provides so many wonderful opportunities for the individuals we support. This was our small (but freezing) way of giving back!”