News Release

Snow was the only element missing Monday, March 20, at the Service Committee's "Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide" fundraiser.

With approximately 100 onlookers roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, Trinity students, resident assistants, directors, and administrators descended onto the ice-like surface of the slip 'n slide set-up in between Tibstra and South halls.

"With the cold weather, it seemed like a good idea," said coordinator Jon VanDyk '08. "It was a fun event last year," added fellow coordinator Joshua Stebnitz '09, "and it is for a good cause. This year, in the 35 degree weather, we got to see President Timmermans develop hypothermia," he joked.

The event raised more than $200 for the Spirit of God Technology Center located in Gary, Indiana, which "allows inner city kids to buy and use computers and similar technology, a privilege they could not afford to have before," said Stebnitz.

Junior Joey Gliori initially found himself proud to be an observer.

"It is good to see people dedicated to the Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide," he said. 

But as Gliori climbed out of the cold suds minutes later, the word "incredible" was all he could muster. 

VanDyk and Stebnitz hope the "Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide" becomes a Trinity tradition, whether the College uses it as a charity event or not. To both of them, "it's just fun."

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