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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 5, 2010

Fundraising for Colden Pond Plunge kicks off Monday

MARYVILLE, Mo. - It's chilly outside, Colden Pond is frozen and that means it's time for Up 'til Dawn's Third Annual Colden Pond Plunge to Freeze Out Cancer, which benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Fundraising for the effort begins Monday (Feb. 8) and donation jars will be placed on the first floor of the Student Union between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Each jar will be displayed with the name of a Northwest student or faculty member on campus, and anyone who receives donations totaling at least $150 will take the plunge.

More than 20 people have agreed to have their names listed on a jar, including President John Jasinski and basketball coaches Gene Steinmeyer and Ben McCollum. Fund-raising will continue until Feb. 19. Anyone can donate.

Results of the fund-raising will be released during the week prior to the Colden Pond Plunge, which is set for 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

Founded in 1998, Up 'Til Dawn has grown into a nationwide philanthropy with about 200 participating colleges and universities. The campaign consists of a variety of fundraisers, culminating with all-night celebrations at each institution in the spring. Northwest has raised more than $190,000 for the hospital during the last three years.

For more information, contact the Northwest's Office of Campus Activities at 660.562.1226.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468