Students raise money for Special Olympics Illinois

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Morton College’s Student Activities Office and Community Education’s Skills for Daily Living program hosted a dunk tank fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois as part of the Student Involvement Day on August 29th. In spite of the chilly, rainy weather, college administrators, athletic department staff and student leaders took turns sitting in the tank to get dunked. Their efforts raised $310 for Special Olympics Illinois.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this Student Involvement Fair. We wanted to increase awareness of the program and the opportunity for unified activities, and we achieved that goal,” said Mary Jo Buongiorno, Skills for Daily Living Program Coordinator. “The event is a true example of the unity exemplified by our staff and student body. Even though the weather wasn’t what we hoped for, everyone came together for a fun and successful event—Respect is Golden.”

Skills for Daily Living is a non-credit enrichment program designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics and unified sports are an important component of the program. For more information about the program, contact Mary Jo Buongiorno at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2368 or email at