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DWU athletics Freezin’ for a Reason

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Several members of the Dakota Wesleyan University athletics department will be freezing – but for a very good reason – in February.

Tiger head football coach Ross Cimpl, wrestling coach Matt Sedivy and graduate assistant Kevin Kelly, track and field coach Pat Belling and sports information director Leah Rado are all taking part in the Special Olympics South Dakota’s Polar Plunge.

Cimpl, and potentially some of the DWU football players, Sedivy, Kelly and Rado will all be plunging on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Belling is raising money to help support the plunge as the Tigers have an indoor track meet in Storm Lake, Iowa, that day. Sedivy and Kelly are on the DWU Wrestling plunge team, and for the first $100 raised, Sedivy will plunge into the water, and if another $100 or more is raised, Kelly will also plunge. In order to plunge, each participant needs to raise at least $100, all of which goes directly to the Special Olympics South Dakota.

After raising $100, participants are allowed to plunge into a tank of water at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Blarney’s parking lot in Mitchell. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or appropriate attire: Sedivy and Kelly will be plunging in DWU wrestling singlets.

Belling, Rado, Sedivy and Kelly all have pages set up on the Plunge’s website for supporters to donate to the cause. Donate to Belling here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/PatrickBelling/2014-mitchell-polar-plunge

Sedivy and Kelly are signed up under DWU wrestling. Donate to the wrestling coaches’ cause here: http://www.firstgiving.com/team/254789

Donate to Rado here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/LeahRado/2014-mitchell-polar-plunge

Cimpl and the football team do not have a page set up yet, so contact Cimpl at rocimpl@dwu.edu to donate. Donations can also be sent to each individual at the DWU athletic office.

Special Olympics South Dakota provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 



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