Liberty University fundraiser to support Special Olympics athletes

Individuals with intellectual disabilities have an opportunity to receive sports training and participate in athletic competitions through the Special Olympics Virginia. Students who wish to help this program continue the great work that it does while earning a degree may want to see which Christian colleges and universities will help them accomplish these goals.

Liberty University is one school that supports the work being done by the Special Olympics Virginia. To help this program, the Christian university will host its fourth annual Hill City Polar Plunge Festival on February 25 at Hydaway Lake in Lynchburg, Virginia, according to a Liberty press release.

“The funds raised through the Hill City Polar Plunge Festival make it possible for the Special Olympics athletes to enjoy the same experiences that many of us have cherished in our own lives,” said director Josh Walker.

In 2011, the festival raised more than $12,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. This year, event organizers expect the festival to be the largest yet, as more than 200 people have already registered to take the polar plunge in Hydaway Lake.

If Liberty’s fundraiser sounds like the type of event students would want to participate in while pursuing a degree, then they should research different Christian colleges and see what types of charitable events they have put on in the past.

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