Big Whiskey’s takes the Polar Plunge
March 18, 2017
Local Restaurant raises cash for Special Olympics Missouri
Springfield, MO. – Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® has always been big on family and community. The family restaurant has been supporting a number of local charities over the past 10 years. This February, Big Whiskey’s raised the bar once again by joining the ranks of the Polar Plunge in Springfield MO – an annual family charity event that raises money for the Special Olympics Missouri foundation.
The Big Whiskey’s polar plunge team participants displayed their bravery by taking on the chilly winter waters this February 4th at the Ski Shack Cable Park in Springfield MO, with water temperatures at a cool 41 degrees, and an even colder air temperature of 36 degrees.
The Big Whiskey’s team, comprised of Springfield Big Whiskey’s staff members, agreed that it was well worth the freeze. Raising $1,119 that will go towards athlete uniforms, cost of housing athletes, and other program expenses overseen by the Special Olympics Missouri foundation.
These brave polar plungers were led by Matt Caetano VP of Operations from the Springfield location, they included: Ashley Bolin, Chris Denney, Abby Quinn, Beth Campbell, Cassandra Bremmer, Brooke Hawkins, Andrea Breen, Matt Caetano, and Bailey Baker. The team members raised money through online sources and on their own personal social media pages, proving that the community spirit of Big Whiskey’s is not only shown in the family restaurant but also outsides its doors.
“Big Whiskey’s is proud to be part of the Special Olympics Missouri event, and we hope to continue to participate for years to come,” said Matt Caetano VP of Operations.
The Special Olympics Missouri foundation supports a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Fostering acceptance and inclusion in the community, with over 15,000 athletes participating in 21 sport events throughout the state.
Big Whiskey’s has also partnered with Ambassadors of Children to support local foster families in an effort to end child abuse in the community. For more information click here.