Students Raise Funds in Polar Plunge

March 05, 2012

Several teams of Knox College students were among more than 200 participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, March 4, 2012, at Lake Storey in Galesburg. The event raised more than $35,000 to benefit Special Olympics of Western Illinois.

Knox was represented by 41 students who raised $4,342, including members of fraternities Sigma Chi and Beta Theta Pi; and sororities Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Sigma Alpha.

The air temperature at the lake was listed at 33 degrees F, with the water temperature at 27.