South Beloit schools raise money for the Polar Plunge

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SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) - Pie a teacher in the face, do a teacher's makeup or make a teacher kiss a goat, these were just a handful of the interesting incentives offered to students at a stateline school district in an effort to raise money for the Polar Plunge.

For the past four years, the South Beloit School District has participated in the Polar Plunge which helps raise money for the Special Olympics of Illinois.

In order to raise money, kids would bring in one dollar for the Polar Plunge and they would get a ticket. That ticket would go in a teacher's bucket. The teacher with the most tickets could get pied or egged.

"If we're not helping everybody in the district, we're not serving all of our kids. So we're looking to serve everyone be it our athletes at the high school with a fundraiser, our athletes in the middle school, our kids here at the elementary level so Special Olympics falls into that part of it as well," said Clark Elementary Principal Eric Mowbray.

Students and staff raise $3,400 this year. The school hopes to make this fundraiser a yearly tradition.