Taking the plunge in Bozeman

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The Salvation Army serves participants at the event, which raised over $48,000 for the Special Olympics.

On Feb. 20, in Bozeman, Mont., 380 individuals took the Presidents Day Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Montana, raising $48,627. The Bozeman Salvation Army was asked to provide hot beverages and snacks for the over 35 fire and police officers  assigned to the event, and served refreshments to the plungers.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to help out an outstanding organization, show off our EDS [emergency disaster services] skills, and tell The Salvation Army story,” said Bozeman Corps Officer Lt. Peter Oliver.

The stated mission of the Special Olympics is “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”

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