Philadelphia. – Over 40 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Rams Student-Athletes participated in the 2018 Philadelphia Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The event took place at Drexel University.
The student-athletes set up donation pages to raise money for the event. Thanks to the athlete’s effort the athletic department raised $1,963 in donations. The night was highlighted by the athletes taking the plunge and even Phil the Ram was on hand to cheer on the athletes.
Besides participating in the Polar Plunge, the athletic department has continued its partnership with Special Olympics through different events. This past October, the Jefferson Rams Athletic Department hosted and participated in the Special Olympics Youth Summit. Nearly 70 students from 17 Philadelphia high schools came together for an interactive educational experience focused on developing collaborative and inclusive leadership skills and empowering students to affect positive climate within their schools.
The next event the Rams will be hosting with Special Olympics is the 4th annual bocce ball championship which is scheduled for January 8th.
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