North Carolina accounting firm DMJ & Co., PLLC (DMJ) recently participated in the 15th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina on Saturday, February 28. Organized by the Guilford County Sheriff's Department, the event was held at Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe and raised more than $18,000 for the Special Olympics.

The firm’s fundraising efforts resulted in $13,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina and DMJ was awarded “Most Money Earned." The North Carolina accounting and wealth management firm was also recognized for its significant contributions to Special Olympics North Carolina, now raising more than $110,000 for the organization since its inaugural Polar Plunge back in 2000.

"I have the opportunity to see DMJ's efforts in athletes' firsthand, to see how significantly a $10 or $100 contribution impacts one athlete," said Dana Beeson, DMJ Partner and Special Olympics volunteer, in a press release. "I'm especially proud and grateful for my coworkers' commitment." Beeson, an audit and accounting partner, has been previously honored with the Presidential Service Award for her years of volunteerism with Special Olympics, both as a coach and mentor. 

DMJ’s 2015 team of polar plungers included firm accountants Jason King (Sanford), Eric Godfrey (Greensboro), and Susan Glynn (Greensboro) of DMJ Wealth Advisors (pictured).

Additional photos of the 2015 event are available here.