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Executive Challenge

In 2013, Special Olympics Minnesota held its first ever Executive Challenge. Sixteen brave executives from around the state raised over $160,000.

What Executives shed their ties or kick off their high heels from across the state then either Plunge into Lake Calhoun's frigid water on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, or participate in the 5K on March 1.
How To participate, executives must raise a minimum of $10,000 through a combination of pledges (family, friends, and/or coworkers), a corporate gift, an individual contribution or a special event.
Celebrity status Executives Plunge with Fox 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard live on the Fox 9 news at 5 p.m. (pending breaking news).
  • Personalized rights and benefits package for each executive
  • Complimentary table for 10 at the VIP Program on Friday night after the Plunge (includes Ian Leonard, Special Olympics athletes, great food and entertainment)
Contact Elizabeth Scipioni

Executive Plungers

Plunger Bio Total pledges Online pledges Offline pledges
Mike SimeBio$28,600$28,600$0
Dave HoltBio$44,793$170$44,623
Jason Von BankBio$10,905$10,905$0
Jeff KieselBio$4,475$4,475$0
Dave LarsonBio$14,436$14,436$0
Greg AlexanderBio$0$0$0
Jeff JoerresBio$21,910$21,910$0
Joseph NayquonabeBio$14,701$0$14,701
Mike DimondBio$10,425$425$10,000
Richard BrownBio$11,300$11,300$0
Jonathan AnderstromBio$770$770$0
Tyler CarlsonBio$680$680$0
David DornBio$4,675$4,425$250
Alex RobertsBio$3,245$3,245$0
Adam HjerpeBio$3,770$3,770$0
Kevin MooreBio$0$0$0
Troy Bader $3,058$3,058$0
Brandon SawalichBio$11,810$11,810$0
Thomas PaulBio$10,000$10,000$0
Patti SoskinBio$5,285$5,285$0