As a fundraising effort for Special Olympics Georgia, Inc., local companies and organizations registered to participate in the Polar Plunge Challenge. At Acworth Beach on February 25th, Greg Teague, President of Croy Engineering, along with other participating individuals, plunged into icy waters while wearing different types of crazy costumes.
Prizes were given to participants for funds raised, starting at $50 and going up to $1,000. Team Croy won the award for top fundraising company, exceeding their goal and raising a total of $1,070! A combined total from all participants and organizations equaled $115,000.
Croy Engineering and its staff strive to maintain an active role in the community. “Jim Croy has created a culture of supporting community programs and causes,” said Teague. “This philosophy remains a cornerstone of Croy, as we believe that it is both a responsibility and a privilege to be able to give something back to the area. This was a team effort, as this money was donated by individual Croy staff members who wanted to support this cause…and see me take the plunge!”
The goal and mission of Special Olympics Georgia is to make readily available a wide variety of sports training and athletic competitions for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization provides its participants the ability to develop their athletic skills while also creating lasting memories and friendships with others in the community.