Mark Welch of Sartell is part of a team that plunged into ice-cold lake water recently, raising $1,655 in pledges for Special Olympics Minnesota. The team’s fundraising goal year was $1,500.
Welch is the boyfriend of MaryBeth Munden of St. Joseph, who has raised money for many years for the Special Olympics. Munden, Welch and their two other team members took the “Polar Bear Plunge” at a lake in Eden Prairie. The event was one of 16 held throughout Minnesota as part of the annual “Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Minnesota.” Munden is the dispatcher for the St. Joseph Police Department. The two other team members were Welch’s younger sister, Grace, and Grace’s boyfriend, Blake.
Their team’s name was “Mary, Mark and the Rest of the Family.”
It’s not too late to donate money to Special Olympics Minnesota. Checks can be made out to “Special Olympics Minnesota” in care of MaryBeth Munden, P.O. Box 546, St. Joseph, MN 56374.
To donate online, go to www.plungemn.org/plunger/marybethmunden.