Greater Nevada employees “Rock Out” on pancakes
Event Raises Funds for the Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge
On January 27, eight Greater Nevada employees dressed as rock stars devoured more than 75 pancakes in three minutes to raise funds for the Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge. Meanwhile, dozens of other Greater Nevada employees cheered on the contestants, donated money, and enjoyed a hearty breakfast before beginning their work day.
The pancake eating contest is an annual event at Greater Nevada Credit Union, which also has a team of Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plungers each year. Greater Nevada’s 2016 Plunge team theme is “Rock and Roll Extravaganza” and fundraising festivities, which began January 12, have included long hair wigs, shiny shirts, guitars and even a soda shop.
“Our staff is really into this fundraiser,” said Joyce Whitney-Silva, Greater Nevada EVP/CFO and Board Member of Special Olympics Nevada and Northern California. “The costumes are fun, the food is delicious, and it’s all for a good cause. There’s so much energy and comradery.”
Thanks to the recent pancake eating contest, Greater Nevada raised nearly $500. Another pancake eating contest will be held next month, when Greater Nevada employees compete against members of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band in Reno.
The 2016 Special Olympics Polar Plunge will be held on March 19 at Zephyr Cove. Plungers commit to raising a minimum of $125, of which all proceeds go toward supporting local Special Olympics Nevada athletes and programs. For more information about plunging, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities at the Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge, contact Joyce Whitney-Silva at 775-886-1329, or visit www.sonv.org.