Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the icy waters of Twin Lakes at noon on Sunday, March 3. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit Special Olympics Illinois North Suburban Cook/Area 18, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in Cook County located in the north of Cook County.
All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $75 in donations. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. at Twin Lakes, Salt Creek Park District. Lunch will follow the Plunge at Twin Lakes, Salt Creek Park District. Lunch is free for Plungers and $10 for others. A pre-registration event will be from noon-3 p.m. March 2 at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. See directions to the Plunge location on the Special Olympics Illinois website: www.soill.org.
People are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams. Each team member must also raise the minimum of $75 in donations; all team members’ 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 Plunger receives an official Polar Plunge sweatshirt. There are also incentive items for raising more money with grand prizes, including a 4-night trip for two adults to Cancun, Mexico with accommodations at Riu Peninsula, courtesy of Apple Vacations. For every $500 a Plunger raises, he/she will get an entry into the drawing for this grand prize.
Plungers can register for the Plunge at www.plungeillinois.com and also create their own fundraising page, or they can register by contacting Dan Conley at 224-234-8635. Last minute Plungers are welcome to register the morning of the Plunge.
Information provided by Dan Conley, Area 18 Director for Special Olympics.