Heritage Estates Employees “Take the Plunge”
Heritage Estates employees braved the frigid North Platte River to raise money for the Nebraska Special Olympics. Michelle Zwetzig, Anna Schilds, Nicole Schlager, Brittney Russell, Bobbi Kipf, Tami King, Ben Garcia, Mandy Fertig and Margaret Alexander all participated in the “Panhandle Polar Plunge.” This year’s plunge had 24 teams that participated with each team competing for the top team collecting donations. Heritage Estates team was awarded the 1st place prize, collecting over $6,000. Heritage Estates employee, Tami King, was the top female donor with a donation of $1,734.00.
The fourth annual Scotts Bluff County Polar Plunge collected over two and a half times more money than any of the previous years with a total of $35,000. Katie Kellar, Director of Development for Nebraska Special Olympics called the western Nebraska support “phenomenal.” The Scotts Bluff County Polar Plunge surpassed what was raised in every other area in the state except for Omaha. It is also the only plunge that actually takes place in a river.
The Polar Plunge helps sustain the Special Olympics of Nebraska which serves 4000 individuals across the state. It provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Special thanks to these dedicated employees for their continued commitment to “give back” to our great community.