Monday, January 19, 2015

Susie Q & her Crazy Crew's 2015 Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics of MN

Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics of MN

Susie Q and Her Crazy Crew 

2014 Susie & her Crew
Pledge Susie on behalf of SOMN
It was early January 2006 when a flyer on a bathroom wall for the Special Olympics of MN was spotted 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. As cold as it was (still the coldest yet) I made the decision that day to plunge for the SOMN every year for as long as I was physically able.
When January of 2007 rolled around five of my friends plunged along side of me and marked our first year as an organized team.
The third year we came up with a name, Susie Q and Her Crazy Crew, t-shirts and a photo team with a crew of eight plungers.
Every year the plunge season kept getting bigger and more exciting for the Crazy Crew, in 2010 we started our own Facebook and Twitter pages.
In January of 2011 we had our first Crazy Crew Pledge-Raiser and with a total of 24 plungers the Crazy Crew raised just under $10,000!
In 2012 with 36 plungers we raised over, $14,000, in 2013, 39 plungers raised over $18,000 and in 2014 41 plungers raised over $21,720!!


Holding up my end of the deal I will make my 10th consecutive plunge in the year 2015, plunging on February 14th 2015 at Carver Lake in Woodbury! For the 2015 plunge I have set my personal pledge goal at $1,500 with hopes of reaching way beyond! 
Please consider a donation to assist me in getting closer to my personal goal, consequently helping the entire Crazy Crew in reaching our collective teal goal of 20K.
The following link 
will send you to my personal pledge page. Here you will be able to make a secure online donation and you will also receive an automatic receipt.
You may also send a pledge in the form of a check to the address below. Be sure to include my name so they know who to give credit to at the main office. 
Your generous contribution that IS tax deductible.

Mail pledges along with a note denoting the pledge in the name of Susie Quarstad to: 
Special Olympics Minnesota
                                                         Attn: Polar Bear Plunge
                                                           100 Washington Avenue South
                                                                                 Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Polar plunge events help support thousands of SOMN athletes around the state of MN. Special Olympic athletes around the world follow the oath: "Let me win. But if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt." Polar Bear Plungers follow this example by bravely taking a chilly dip for a wonderful group of people.

On behalf of Susie Q and her Crazy Crew from years past, present and future, I thank you for your consideration and support of the 2014 Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge! Stay Warm, I will do the plunging!! -Susie Q



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