Plungers wanted for Polar Plunge in Lincoln
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[March 09, 2013]
Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support
Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lincoln
Lakes at 2 p.m. on March 17. The funds raised from the Law
Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics
Illinois Central/Area 10, serving Special Olympics athletes with
intellectual disabilities in four counties.
The March 2 Polar Plunge at Lake Decatur also supported the
Central/Area 10 program.
All Polar Plungers are required to
collect a minimum of $75 in donations.
Check-in begins at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 217 S.
Limit St. Plungers will be bused to and from the beach site.
Lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall will follow the Polar
Plunge. The lunch is free for Polar Plungers, $6 for non-Plungers
and $3 for children 12 and under.
See complete directions on the Special Olympics Illinois website:
Participants are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams.
Each team member must raise the minimum of $75 in donations, and all
team membersí individual fundraising totals will be merged to form a
combined team total. Statewide, teams are placed into divisions
based on size and are awarded prizes for the most money raised.
Each participant receives an official Polar Plunge sweatshirt.
There are also incentive items for raising more money, including a
grand prize of a four-night trip for two adults to Cancun, Mexico,
with accommodations at Riu Peninsula, courtesy of Apple Vacations.
For every $500 that individuals raise, they will get an entry into
the drawing for this grand prize.
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register for the event at
www.plungeillinois.com and also create
their own fundraising page, or they can register by contacting
Joanie Keyes at 217-428-9255. Last-minute participants are welcome
to register the morning of the event.
The statewide presenting Polar Plunge sponsor is GEICO.
Lincoln Plunge sponsors are the Banner Times, Lincoln Courier,
WLCN 96.3, Lincoln Daily News, Wal-Mart, Logan County Emergency
Management Agency, West Lincoln-Broadwell School, Carlton Holdings,
Knights of Columbus, Logan County Herald and Comcast SportsNet
[Text from file received from
Special Olympics Illinois]