Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SMU Cardinal Plunge raises nearly $1,500 for emergency fund

WINONA, Minn. — Approximately 100 plungers braved the icy waters Saturday, March 19, at Michael LaCanne Park for the second annual Saint Mary’s University Cardinal Plunge. One group of jumpers included members of the SMU Women’s Basketball Team, from left: Kim Kaminski, Courtney Euerle, Cherie Kulig and Brittany Begrowicz. Participants “plunged” into Lake Goodview to raise money for the Cardinal Plunge Student Emergency Fund, a fund set aside for students in need or in emergency situations. A portion of last year’s proceeds went to Michael Mockler, a current sophomore at Saint Mary’s who had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. This year’s event raised $1,455.