MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - April 01, 2014) - The 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics consisting of a series of 16 jumps into one of the many Minnesota lakes, marks the first time Comm-Works has participated in such an important event. Comm-Works participated in three different events, including events in Indianapolis and in Minnesota, for both the 5k and the Plunge. As a first time participating small corporation, Comm-Works was estimated to raise roughly $3,000. However, Comm-Works far exceeded that estimate and raised a total of $13,097. Bypassing the average of $6,182.84 for the 25 participating small corporations in Minnesota is a great accomplishment for Comm-Works; the monetary value is only a small aspect of the overall mission of Comm-Works and their involvement with the Special Olympics.
According to Special Olympics Organization, Intellectual Disability (ID) is a term used when an individual has limitations within their cognitive functioning and skills. "Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States and 1% of the global population have an intellectual disability." With such a large part of the population having an ID, the importance of community involvement is a large one as the majority of the population will be connected, directly or indirectly, with a person with an ID.
Comm-Works plans to continue volunteering with Special Olympics in multiple capacities. As stated by Al Lampe, CEO of Comm-Works, "The Polar Bear Plunge is only just the beginning. Special Olympics is an amazing organization and I plan on making volunteering for the organization as accessible as possible for Comm-Works employees."
David Dorn, President/CEO of Special Olympics Minnesota, shares Al Lampe's enthusiasm, stating, "We are very excited about Comm-Works' involvement with Special Olympics Minnesota. We are lucky to have a new partner with Comm-Works and look forward to building on that partnership in the future!"
About Special Olympics
Ever since the establishment of Special Olympics in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Special Olympics has aimed to focus on different abilities, not disabilities. The Olympic sports create opportunities to improve fitness, strengthen confidence, and demonstrate courage. Now, with 50,000 competitions held each year, the Special Olympics is able to bring together athletes, coaches, volunteers, supporters, and leaders of the community.
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