Reason for Freezin’: Persona Takes Polar Plunge

Persona employees, Ashley Roberts and Jordan Bartling, participated in the 2021 Watertown Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics South Dakota. In April, they jumped in the freezing cold Lake Kampeska water. Because of this, Persona employees raised $375 to donate to the Special Olympics.

“I love helping out the community any way that I can. And, if jumping into ice cold water will raise a few dollars to help out a great organization, well I am game,” said Ashley Roberts, quote specialist at Persona.

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics fundraiser helps support 2700+ athletes throughout the state. In detail, the Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics South Dakota athletes and programs by raising money and jumping into frigid waters. The events consist of 9 different plunges across South Dakota during the coldest months of the year. In detail, the 9 Polar Plunge locations in South Dakota are Redfield, Vermillion, Watertown, Sioux Falls, Deadwood, Rapid City, Brandon, Brookings and Mitchell.

Persona is proud of its employees for participating in the Polar Plunge and other events to support the community. Namely, a special thanks to Ashley and Jordan for doing the Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics South Dakota.

Jordan Bartling, project coordinator at Persona Main, says “It is a blast raising money for such a great group of people”. To clarify, this was her second time doing the Polar Plunge.

John McHale, an athlete, and employee of Special Olympics South Dakota says, “Thanks for your support!” In addition, he wrote Persona a special letter showing his graciousness for the $375 donation.
Here is John’s letter: