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Eagle football top fund-raising school at Polar Plunge

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Eastern football Polar Plungers dash into the water.

The Eastern Washington University football team won the award as the top fundraising school at Saturday’s (Feb. 23) Polar Plunge at Liberty Lake.

A group of about 20 players helped raise approximately $700 for Special Olympics, and were led by linebacker Ronnie Hamlin, offensive guard Steven Forgette and center Ashton Miller. Eastern athletics academic advisor Jim Fitzgerald and faculty athletic representative Laurie Morley also took the plunge.

The Polar Plunge required participants to jump into the frigid waters of Liberty Lake and wade out about 20 yards. It is a fundraising effort org...

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