Mannington’s Salem associates recently showed that warmth truly comes from within the heart. They swapped their winter coats and boots for swimsuits and then raced into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean for the 2020 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge.

Mannington’s “Bomba Bears” team were among the 3,733 “plungers” who raised a record $1.01 million dollars at the event which benefits Special Olympics Delaware. This year marks the 11th time that Kristin Bomba Cox, Mannington marketing operations specialist and Bomba Bears team leader, has taken the plunge in honor of her daughter, Sami, who is a Special Olympics Delaware program recipient. 

“The Special Olympics benefits so many people in our community,” says Keith Campbell, Mannington Chairman of the Board. “I applaud every person who took the Polar Bear Plunge, especially our Mannington associates. It is a great example of one of our core values, which is to care for one another.”

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