Sun Sep 23
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee Club Team
Mary Baldwin
Tue Sep 25
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Averett
Wed Sep 26
7:00 PM
Averett
Mary Baldwin
Fri Sep 28
7:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Virginia Tech Club Soccer (1)
@ Hokie Classic
Sat Sep 29
vs. USA South Preview Race
@ Maryville, TN
Sat Sep 29
8:00 AM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Univ. of Georgia Club Soccer
@ Hokie Classic
Sat Sep 29
10:00 AM
Elon Club Soccer
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ Hokie Classic
Sat Sep 29
12:00 PM
Methodist
Mary Baldwin
Sat Sep 29
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. NC State Club Soccer
@ Hokie Classic
Sat Sep 29
4:00 PM
Duke Club Soccer
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ Hokie Classic
Sat Sep 29
4:00 PM
Meredith
Mary Baldwin
Sat Sep 29
4:00 PM
JMU Club Soccer
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ Hokie Classic
Thu Oct 04
7:00 PM
Hollins
Mary Baldwin
Sat Oct 06
vs. CNU Invitational
@ Newport News, VA
Sat Oct 06
TBA
Mary Baldwin
at University of Mary Washington Club Team
Sat Oct 06
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Pfeiffer
Sat Oct 06
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. N.C. Wesleyan
@ Misenheimer, N.C.
Sat Oct 06
2:00 PM
William and Mary Gold Club Team
Mary Baldwin
Tue Oct 09
7:00 PM
Greensboro
Mary Baldwin
Sat Oct 13
vs. Gettysburg Invitational
@ Gettysburg, PA
Sat Oct 13
12:00 PM
William Peace
Mary Baldwin
Sat Oct 13
4:00 PM
Salem
Mary Baldwin
Sun Oct 14
3:00 PM
Old Dominion University Club Team
Mary Baldwin
Tue Oct 16
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Averett
Thu Oct 18
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Mary Baldwin
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Fighting Squirrels Plunge for Special Olympics

Mary Baldwin student-athletes at the 2018 Polar Plunge.
Mary Baldwin student-athletes at the 2018 Polar Plunge.

Virginia Beach, VA—On the first Saturday of February, six Mary Baldwin University athletes traveled to Virginia Beach to jump into the Atlantic Ocean in 38-degree weather. The annual Virginia Special Olympics Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for competition and training events for over 21,000 athletes. This year, 3734 participants raised $1.2 million to help send Team Virginia to compete in the USA Games being held this summer. The MBU team raised $1248 towards that effort.

NCAA Division III Athletics and the Special Olympics have a partnership, encouraging DIII institutions to participate in or create events for Special Olympic athletes. The MBU Athletic Department has chosen this event as a great, fun way to support and contribute to a worthy cause. This is the second year that the Fighting Squirrels have participated in the event.

Senior Jannelly Ramos has participated both years. “As an athlete, it is fun to do something that can help other athletes out! It was nice to find out after the Plunge that our efforts will help send Team Virginia to the USA Games. Plus, it was a fun experience to go plunging in the ocean with my teammates! I hope I can continue to do the Polar Plunge every year.”

First-timer Nykia Free is now a Polar Plunge convert. “When I first heard about the Polar Plunge, I was a bit skeptical because the date of the plunge was scheduled in the winter, and we would be jumping into the ice cold ocean! But when I learned about the cause behind it, my jitters slowly subsided. I loved raising money for the Special Olympics, plunging, and seeing the amount of people who participated (and their costumes!). The response I got from friends and family was amazing, and I can’t wait for next year!”

The MBU Fighting Squirrels Polar Plunge team would like to sincerely thank their friends, families, and the MBU faculty and staff for their support of this community service project. We look forward to next year’s Polar Plunge event!