Wal-Mart managers to 'chill out'
for Special Olympics
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[February 04, 2009]
Just the thought of jumping into
central Illinois waters in mid-March can send a shiver up one's
spine, but that is exactly what Wal-Mart managers will be doing come
this year's Polar Plunge. The Lincoln Wal-Mart associates put up a
challenge to the managers that if the associates raised $2,000 in
pledges for the Polar Plunge, all 10 managers had to plunge into the
chilly waters at the Lincoln Lakes private beach at noon on March
The associates not only obtained more than the $2,000 in pledges,
but have set a goal to try to raise $10,000 for the Special Olympics
before the plunge by their management team into the iceberg-strewn
waters of the Lincoln Lakes. Well, maybe that is an exaggeration,
but it can be assumed that the waters will definitely be an
eye-opener for participants.
There is still time for teams from
businesses to get involved and have some community fun, all the
while helping a great cause.
To form a team, each team member has to raise $75 in pledges
The team divisions will be broken
into two groups:
The Special Olympics couldn't very well ask folks to run into the
cold winter waters just for the heck of it, so they have arranged
for their registered plungers to get in on some really nice gifts.
The prizes will be according to the
amount the team received in pledges:
$75-$249: You get
to plunge in with scores of other zany folks, have all the
associated bragging rights, a hoodie sweatshirt and post-plunge
$250-$499: You get
everything above, plus a 12-pack convertible duffle cooler.
$500-$999: Everything above, plus a Polar Plunge wind shirt
(embroidered) and one entry into the grand prize drawing.
$1,000-plus: Everything above, plus a
Polar Plunge Columbia down vest (embroidered) and two entries
into the grand prize drawing.
There are some great grand prizes for plungers to enjoy after
they thaw out.
trip to Cancun, Mexico.
package: Four White Sox and four Bulls tickets along with a gift
card and prize pack.
Two tickets to "Late Show with Dave
Letterman" in New York, plus airline tickets.
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At the plunge, Special Olympics will
be giving away awards for:
raises the most money.
Group that raises
the most money.
Group that recruits
the most plungers.
All kids ages 18 and under receive a
Plus, at the Knights of Columbus post-plunge party there will be
lots of door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, DJ, and great food and drinks,
starting at 1 p.m. So just in case you can't take the shock of
hitting cold waters, you can all keep warm and have a great time
while supporting Special Olympics.
Here is a perfect time for all you employees to make a wager with
your boss. Imagine the satisfaction of raising money for this great
cause, plus see your boss have to "chill out" on March 21.
Be sure to sign up online at
www.soill.org or stop by Action Rental and Sales for your
registration packet today. The Polar Plunge logo on the front page
of our publication will also direct you to more information.
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