U of M Students Chillin’ for Charity

University of Manitoba business students jump into a pool of ice-cold water as part of ‘Chillin’ 4 Charity’ in this file photo. (MIKE LATSCHISLAW / HANDOUT)

Fifty students from the University of Manitoba will brave chilly temperatures today as they jump into an icy pool.

The annual Chillin’ 4 Charity fundraiser is in support of the United Way of Winnipeg.

“Having the opportunities to volunteer and raise awareness for such an active charity is both humbling and and rewarding. It really makes us aware of how we can all help in little ways,” said co-captain Katharyn Burczynski of Team Toba.

The team of Asper School of Business students are aiming to raise $15,000 this year.

The event is just one of many similar Chillin 4 Charity fundraisers across Canada for business students through JDC West, which allows students to showcase their talents in a variety of competitive areas, including academics, sports and spirit.

Following the “dip,” students will warm up in a heated tent.

The icy plunge begins at 11:30 a.m. adjacent to the U of M’s administration building on the Fort Garry campus.