Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in March
You're going to freeze your butt off, but it will be worth it!
The LETR Polar Plunge is taking place on March 23 at 11 a.m. on East Beach in New Bedford. This event will support over 12,000 athletes for the Special Olympics.
If you're curious about the process of the plunge, here are some details about the event, as stated on the Special Olympics Massachusetts' website:
1. Each Plunger should register in advance of the event. This helps make the on-site registration process run much more smoothly. However, walk-on plungers are also welcome as long as they have collected their pledges before the start of the event.
2. Once registered, Plungers raise money (a minimum of $100) through the collection of donations from friends, family, co-workers, fundraising event, etc. Each registered Plunger is given a free Polar Plunge fundraising website. Plungers can accept donations right on their web page, and use it to spread the news about how cool their friends and family can feel about participating in the Plunge – as donors or other Plungers!
3. On the day of the Plunge, all Plungers will check in. At that time, they will turn in any checks or cash they have collected to met the $100 fundraising minimum.
4. Then, it’s into the water! Volunteers will be on hand to direct Plungers and assist as needed as everyone takes a quick mid-winter dip!
5. Immediately after the Plunge all Plungers will be directed to the locker rooms or tents to change into some warm clothes. You know you’ll want them!
6. After the plunging is done, awards will promptly begin.
You can find registration and more info for the event HERE.