First Merchants Sponsors Polar Plunge

February 12, 2014

First Merchants' Mike Morelli takes the Polar PlungeMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region, was a sponsor of the Ball State “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Indiana. With the sponsorship comes the opportunity to have representatives take the plunge and representing First Merchants was Michael Morelli and John Callahan. The First Merchants “Vikings” braved the icy cold water on January 25, 2014 at Pittenger Student Center on Ball State Campus.

As Special Olympics Indiana’s signature fundraising event, Ball State University is one of six Polar Plunges to be held on a college campus this year, and Ball State will compete for the Campus Challenge award, which is presented at the end of the Polar Plunge season to the university that raised the most money for Special Olympics Indiana.

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