Lexington Three Staff Members Participate in Polar Plunge

Four staff members from Lexington County School District Three participated in the Lake Murray Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 13th at the TOPSPIN Racquet & Swim Club in Lexington. The Lake Murray Polar Plunge is an annual event that helps to raise funds for the Special Olympics of South Carolina.
Lexington Three's team from B-L Middle School consisted of teachers Jennifer Connelly, Heather Eargle and Tracey Hermsdorf-Yetter. Together, they fundraised nearly $1,000 for the South Carolina Special Olympics. Teacher Stephanie Shealy represented B-L Elementary School in the event and fundraised more than $400 for the Special Olympics.
The mission of the South Carolina 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," according to their website (www.http://so-sc.org/).
A special thanks goes out to all who contributed to Lexington Three's fundraising efforts.