Retired Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officer and Lourdes faculty member, Chris Hamel founded and chaired this event that benefits Special Olympics NY of the Hudson Valley.

Numerous Lourdes students volunteered to help or “take the plunge” throughout the event that day. Chris Hamel commented, “Over 700 people were in attendance and we raised over $160,000.00 for this important cause. Our students did a great job and were a great representation of outstanding students, Lourdeans and future leaders who care about making a difference. They spent eight hours of their day helping me and our beautiful athletes of the Hudson Valley Special Olympics.”