Saturday, December 4, 2010

SOMN Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics of MN

click photo to pledge Susie directly!
Six years ago on a bathroom stall door i saw a flier from the Special Olympics of MN  presenting an interesting way to raise money and awareness for their cause.  So along side two friends and many other crazy strangers i plunged into White Bear Lake in the middle of January on a very cold day. I decided that day to plunge for the SOMN every year for as long as i was physically able.  So brought the second year, myself and five friends plunged marking our first year as an organized team. The third year we came up with a name, "Susie Q and Her Crazy Crew", tee-shirts and a photo crew with a crew of eight plungers. Last year, January 2010, we had a total of thirteen plungers and raised over $6000! And I will now be holding up my deal for the six consecutive year plunging on January 29th 2011 at White Bear Lake, with SIXTEEN friends already agreeing to plunge as part of the crew and we are still expecting a few more to make the commitment. 
Every year the plunge season gets bigger and more exciting for the crew, we even have a Facebook "Like"  and Twitter page this year!! 

This year i set my pledge goal at $1000 but expect to go above and beyond having raised $1599 for the 2010 plunge!  Any pledge amount is amazing and used to support this wonderful organization The Special Olympics of MN. "Special Olympics Minnesota is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can —  with proper instruction and encouragement — learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with intellectual and physical disabilities" -


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