Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is proud to announce that The Tough Job Experts at JP Cullen will serve as the Premier Partner for the Madison Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin that will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Olin Park.
JP Cullen has been involved in the Polar Plunge for years and SOWI is thrilled to have them as the Premier Partner in 2018. In addition to sponsoring the event, the award-winning, Wisconsin-based construction company has a large plunging team of nearly 20 employees and supporters who have already raised over $7,000 to support SOWI athletes compete in games at the state, national and even international level, in addition to helping with health and wellness programs that enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities year-round.
“JP Cullen has been a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics Wisconsin Polar Plunge for many years now. We come together as a team to get Polar Plunge participants and raise $10,000 every year. Our employees, family members, and business partners have all contributed to our success in raising money,” said JP Cullen Process Improvement Engineer Matthew Steplyk, JP Cullen’s plunging team leader. “We thank everyone for supporting JP Cullen’s team and the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. This is such an important and powerful organization that provides so many opportunities for those in our communities. We are freezing for a reason!”
The Madison Polar Plunge is one of 12 Polar Plunges that take place in cities across Wisconsin in 2018, a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics movement. Last year in Madison, over 1,200 plungers raised almost $344,000 for SOWI athletes! Statewide, more than 6,000 brave and generous souls brought in more than $1.7 million.
JP Cullen is a fifth-generation family-owned business that has been operating since 1892. They specialize in tough jobs – the very complex and challenging projects throughout the Midwest.
Registration is still open at PlungeWI.org. You can even register on-site the morning of the plunge or just come out to watch supporters of Special Olympics Wisconsin, including the good folks of JP Cullen, take the Madison Polar Plunge!
Beth Hopkins, Director of Special Events