Stertil-Koni Team Takes Icy Polar Plunge to Help Raise Funds for Special Olympics

STEVENSVILE, Md. — On Jan. 24, with warm intentions and cold breezes a stouthearted Stertil-Koni team of 28 strong jumped into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay, all in support of the Special Olympics of Maryland.

For the fourth consecutive year, Stertil-Koni participated in Corporate Plunge Day at Sandy Point State Park. The occasion was the 24th annual volunteer event, sponsored by the Maryland State Police, which this year generated a total of $1.7 million for Maryland’s 8,033 Special Olympic athletes. That easily surpassed the organization’s $1 million goal, and Stertil-Koni’s own roster of participants nearly doubled last year’s turnout.

Stertil-Koni “plungers” totaled 28, doubling last year’s turnout.
Stertil-Koni plungers, in glowing orange attire, helped brighten spirits for Special Olympics of Maryland.

Putting it all together for hydraulic bus lift and truck leader Stertil-Koni was once again the company’s Operations Manager, Kevin Hymers, who takes the phrase “Freezin’ for a Reason” to a level.

Noted Hymers, “The Polar Plunge has become one of our favorite events on the calendar and this year we had our largest group ever. From our original core group to new employees, friends and family, everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and the opportunity to show Stertil-Koni’s enthusiastic support for the community and the Special Olympics of Maryland.”

To learn more or donate directly, visit the official Corporate Plunge website by clicking here.

 

 

About Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics Maryland is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports. The event is for persons two years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

About Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni is the market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, notably bus lifts and truck lifts. It proudly serves municipalities, state agencies, school bus fleets, major corporations, the U.S. military and more. Stertil-Koni’s breadth of products meet all ranges of lifting needs, including portable lifts such as Mobile Column Lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, and its axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The company’s innovative, inground telescopic piston DIAMONDLIFT is now available with an optional Continuous Recess system, which is ideal for low clearance vehicles. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Md., with production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands and Streator, Illinois.