Monday, November 21, 2011

2012 SOMN Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics of MN

Plunge Crew 2011!

click photo to pledge Susie directly!
It was early 2006 when on a bathroom stall door I saw a flier from the Special Olympics of MN presenting an interesting and somewhat strange way to raise money and awareness for their wonderful 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 team with a crew of eight plungers. Last year, January 2011, we had a total of TWENTY-FOUR plungers, had our biggest and most successful fundraiser to date and raised just under $10,000 by the day of the plunge! In 2012 I will now be holding up my deal for the seventh consecutive year plunging on January 28th 2012 at White Bear Lake, with hopefully many friends agreeing to plunge as part of the crew. This plunge season the crew has a t-shirt sponsor so every crew member will receive a plunge shirt for their pledge raising efforts. Also this year we are planning a big fundraiser with a silent auction and tons of cool prizes to win and we have a new motto... 20K in 2012!! can we do it??  I believe we can! 

Plunge Crew 2010!
Every year the plunge season gets bigger and more exciting for the crew, in 2011 we started our own Facebook "Like"  and Twitter pages!!
This year I set my pledge goal at $750 and would love to go way beyond having raised over $1600 for the 2011 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" -http://www.specialolympicsminnesota.org/About_Us.php

2007 Plunge!
First printed shirts 2008 plunge!




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