Greater Nevada team stuffs themselves with pancakes again

Annual contest raises funds for Special Olympics Nevada

CARSON CITY, NV (January 16, 2015) — On January 15, more than a dozen hungry contestants, including Greater Nevada Credit Union employees, a local athlete, and a law enforcement officer, consumed pancakes for three minutes straight to raise funds for the upcoming Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge. The Plunge will be held March 21 at Zephyr Cove, and each year hundreds of “plungers” brave the icy waters at Lake Tahoe to raise money to support local Special Olympics athletes.

The pancake eating contest is an annual event at Greater Nevada Credit Union, which also has a team of plungers each year. Plungers commit to raising a minimum of $125, of which all proceeds go toward supporting local Special Olympics Nevada athletes and programs. Thanks to the January 15 pancake eating contest, Greater Nevada plungers raised nearly $400. More money will be raised next month, when Greater Nevada holds another contest in Reno, where employees compete against members of the UNR Wolf Pack Marching Band.

Greater Nevada is headquartered in Carson City and has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949.  The credit union serves 47,000 consumers and small businesses, and has more than $500 million in assets.  Greater Nevada has also been consistently recognized as both Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. For more information, visit For more information about plunging, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities at the Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge, contact Joyce Whitney-Silva at 775-886-1329.

Photo: Special Olympics Nevada athlete Tyrone Schulze, Greater Nevada employee Bud Snoke, and Polar Plunge Committee member Officer Ron Larson compete during Greater Nevada Credit Union’s annual pancake eating contest.

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