The Special Olympics program is a program that provides year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 70,000 events a year. This year we put our best foot forward and did our first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and our goal was $1,000. I am very proud to say we raised approximately 1,000 dollars! Thank you everyone who helped raise money for Special Olympics. Many people asked or stated “Are you crazy to go into that water?!?!” or “Why this cause?” Well it is simple, what is a moment of being in freezing water compared to those who have special needs? Some can’t communicate, others have a hard time with noises and/or lights, while others have issues with mobility and have to live that way every day. As our mother plungers would tell you, they were blessed to have healthy babies. Parents of special needs children were not punished nor where they burdened with a child who needs a little help along the way. These parents are some of the hardest working people I know. They are truly great people!
If you want to learn more, please check out these sites. We would love to have you join our team for next year’s plunge. We will be Freez’n for a Reason!!!