ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska USA participated in the 14th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge Saturday, December 17. The frigid fundraiser took place at Goose Lake where over $324,000 was raised to support local Special Olympics athletes and their sports training.
Alaska USA had 13 employees raise more than $11,000 and plunge into the freezing water that morning to show support of inspiring sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes.
One of the participants braving the cold was Alaska USA’s President and CEO, Geoff Lundfelt. “The Polar Plunge is something I look forward to every year. If these athletes can be brave in stepping out on the field, court, or track, then I too can be brave and support Special Olympics by Freezin’ for a Reason,” said Lundfelt. “It’s refreshing and empowering to take the plunge and it motivates me to continue to help support their mission.”
Alaska USA is committed to supporting local communities by lightening the financial load for organizations, like Special Olympics Alaska, so they can continue to provide critical services for people with intellectual disabilities and impact Alaska for generations to come.
More About Alaska USA Foundation
For more than fifteen years, the Alaska USA Foundation has supported 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that provide needs-based services to children, veterans, and active-duty members of the military and their families. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $4 million to these organizations and is honored to assist those that provide direct services in support of its mission. Additional information about the Alaska USA Foundation is available at alaskausafoundation.org.
Photo: President and CEO Geoff Lundfelt leads the team to take the plunge.
Photo: Team Alaska USA ready to take the plunge.
Media Contact: Dan McCue
Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
907-786-2807 | D.McCue@alaskausa.org