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EWU Football's Polar Plunge Pays Off and Season Tickets Go on Sale


by EWU Athletics

Even Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin took a frosty dip.

A total of 24 EWU Football players and staff took part in last Saturday’s, Feb. 22, Polar Plunge in Liberty Lake after helping raise $3,100 for Special Olympics Washington. For the second-straight year, the Eagles were recognized with an award as the event’s top fundraising school.

The group’s efforts were led by offensive guard Aaron Neary, the secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at EWU. Baldwin, who showed up just to watch, was moved by the efforts of his players that he too jumped into the frigid waters.

Student-athletes from Eastern’s football program manned telephones at KHQ Television in Spokane on Feb. 8, and for every $50 that was pledged, an Eastern player was “rewarded” with a plunge into the frigid waters of Liberty Lake on Saturday, Feb. 22.

EWU Athletics and its student-athletes have participated in the Polar Plunge annually since 2012, raising more than $600 dollars that year before raising nearly $700 in 2013.

Eastern’s efforts for the Polar Plunge are coordinated by Joel Vickery, EWU’s assistant athletic director for compliance. Below is a complete list of “plungers.”

Aaron Neary – secretary of EWU Student Athletic Advisory Council

Vernon Adams Jr.

Cory Alcantar

Isaac Anderson

T.J. Boatright

Zach Bruce

Jase Butorac

Cassidy Curtis

Clay DeBord

Jay Deines

David Delgado

Gaven Deyarmin

Thomas Gomez

Jerrod Jones

Joe Miles

Jake Rodgers

Matthew Sommer

Zachariah Storm

Jordan Tonani

Jordan West

Jabari Wilson

Zach Wimberly

Beau Baldwin – EWU Head Football Coach

Joel Vickery – EWU Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

EWU Season Tickets Go On Sale

Eastern Washington University has begun its football season ticket sales to the general public, and has a limited number of them available now for all six home games this season at Roos Field, including the opener Aug. 23 versus Sam Houston State.

A limited number of seats in the end zone, in sections A/B/E/F on the west side and seats on the east side are all available now. Eastern’s renewal phase ended on Jan. 31, and now priority for season ticket purchase are given to members of the Eagle Athletic Association until April 28.

Season tickets on the west side are available for $130 for adults, and seats in the end zone and east side cost $100. Discounts are given for faculty/staff, alumni, senior citizens and students high school age and younger.

Single game tickets for the Sam Houston State game, as well as the Montana Western game on Aug. 30, will go on sale on July 11 at 10 a.m. Single game tickets for all Big Sky Conference games (Idaho State on 10/4, Northern Colorado on 10/18, North Dakota on 11/1 and Montana and 11/8) will be available for purchase on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

More information, ticket prices and a purchasing link are available via EWU’s web site at http://www.goeags.com/tickets.