Rice Team Braves Icy Lake for the Special Olympics

Fifteen Rice community members including History teacher Christian Frenette ‘86 and 2018 alumnus Manyl Boudjeltia participated in Saturday’s 24th annual Penguin Plunge at Burlington’s waterfront. 
Combined the Rice team raised nearly $4000 to help the Special Olympics in their mission to promote inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities through athletics. Frigid temps (15 degrees outside; a balmy 32 degrees in the water) didn’t deter our brave students and 1200 others from jumping in icy Lake Champlain.  Well done!