I’ve always known about the Polar Plunge – for those of you who don’t, it’s an event where a bunch of people get together and jump in a lake. Sounds harmless until I tell you that it’s in mid-February and in Minnesota, so it’s usually a nice day if it’s 0° and the water could be negative temps – I’ve never thought of doing one cuz it sounds, well, insane. Well, the less insane part is that it’s been adopted from a fun activity for a bunch of crazy people into a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. That, as you might have guessed, is a cause we now have a special interest in.
A month or so ago, I read about the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, but didn’t think I’d do it by any means. Then, just earlier this week, Chelle’s cousin Beth texted me to see if I wanted to do it with her. Of course with other people on board, I was all in. Her and her husband said they’d be doing it and she tossed out an invite to our other family members on their side to join up. I think some others are gonna get on board soon, but many will come cheer us on for sure.
I LOVE the idea of doing this just as one of those crazy/cool things to do in life, but for sure for this cause. I also can see it being something we’ll do maybe even annually as a way to help support something that will for sure be a part of our lives forever.
There’s more to come on this topic, but I wanted to let all you readers know about it and ask that if you are so inclined and want to sponsor us, our team is called Plungin’ 4 Parker and we have a page set-up with our members and you can just click on my name to go to my donate page. I set a high goal, but I think I can reach it in just a month+.