Students challenge USask dean to take the Chillin’ for Charity plunge

SASKATOON – With snow in the forecast, the members of the Edwards School of Business JDC West team will host the annual Chillin’ for Charity event today.

The USask Edwards JDC West team competes in the largest business competition in Western Canada known as JDC West. This competition brings students together from 12 Canadian universities to compete in a variety of disciplines such as academics, athletics, debate, and a social event.


Dunk the Dean
11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
Commerce Loop
25 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

A big focus of the competition is community involvement, with each competing school encouraged to complete as many charity hours as possible and raise money for six chosen charitable organizations. 

This year the Edwards School of Business JDC West Team committed their time to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon, United Way of Saskatoon and Area, Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan, and Parkinson Canada. 

As a competition-wide initiative, funds raised during this year’s Chillin’ for Charity event will go to support the United Way of Saskatoon and Area. 

Decked out in costumes, the Edwards JDC West team, along with other University of Saskatchewan student groups, will take turns leaping into a freezing pool of icy water in the Commerce Loop on campus to raise money for the United Way. 

The Edwards JDC West Team also challenged the dean of the Edwards School of Business, Keith Willoughby and associate dean Chelsea Willness to participate in the event. To “Dunk the Deans,” the team and other U of S student groups had to raise $7,500 before the jump date for Willoughby to jump and $10,000 for both Willoughby and Willness to jump. The students are on the brink of the $7,500 fundraising goal, hoping to see Dean Willoughby take the plunge for the second year in a row. 

Carly Spooner, VP-Charity and the organizing force behind the event, saysshe is excited aboutthis year’s event. “This fundraising event is like no other. It is a unique way to support a good cause and increase student involvement in fundraising. We continue to feel very fortunate to have the support of Dean Willoughby, Associate Dean Willness, and the Edwards School of Business.” 




For more information, please contact:

Carly Spooner 
VP Charity, Edwards JDC West Team
25 Campus Drive
Edwards School of Business
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