UPF takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Posted: March 28, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) was the top fundraising team in Tennessee for the Polar Plunge, raising more than $14,000 for Special Olympics.

“The generosity of our colleagues at UPF is always inspiring,” said Sarah Troutman of the NextGen group, which sponsored the Polar Plunge at UPF, “but this year they outdid themselves and exceeded our highest expectations.”

Individuals collect donations to determine who will take the Polar Plunge, a leap into the University of Tennessee’s outdoor swimming pool. The UPF team total was $14,230, nearly $5,500 more than last year’s fundraising total.

The Polar Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics Tennessee, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

NextGen is an employee resource group focused on supporting the orientation, development, retention, and empowerment of employees as they begin and build their careers.