The Portland Polar Plunge is off to a great start! There are 379 brave souls registered for the 2014 polar plunge and they have already raised over $18,000!
Of those 379 plungers, 51 of them are running in our first annual 5K Run/Walk that will take place the morning of the plunge.
Of course we can still use your help to get us to our goal of 2,500 plunger and $350,000! You can join this group of eager plungers by clicking the link below and registering to TAKE THE PLUNGE!
If you’re afraid of a little cold water, you can still participate in plunge day activities by signing up for the “Too Chicken to plunge”. Activities include a photo booth, lots of yummy food, and other fun carnival things!
This family friendly walk/run is a great way to embrace the chilly weather and boost your energy level, especially if you are more of a runner than a plunger.
Runners will begin the 5K course at 9:00 AM, February 8 in Portland along the Columbia River and will end at the Polar Plunge site. Runners must raise a minimum of $25 to benefit the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Oregon. The first 250 runners registered will receive a pair of Nike running socks! If you sign up for the plunge too, you'll get to plunge straight into the water at the end of your run!
Did you know that Polar Plunge is an event of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Oregon?!
LETR is a year-round fundraising and awareness building campaign that involves THOUSANDS of law enforcement volunteers who donate their time and money to support the athletes of Special Olympics Oregon through grass-roots events like Tip-A-Cops, a Harley-Davidson Raffle, an annual Torch Run and of course, POLAR PLUNGE. In addition to year-round fundraising, Law Enforcement volunteers cheer on Special Olympics Oregon athletes as they compete year-round.
Even though the 2014 Polar Plunge is 8 months away we're already gearing up for it. Registration is OPEN and we have some exciting new details coming soon so stay tuned!
Thank you to all who donated, plunged, volunteered, and made this years plunge a BLAST! Plunges were held in Portland, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Corvallis and had nearly 3,500 people jumping into the icy cold waters! This included over 300 cops and 21 local programs made up of Special Olympics athletes.
Without plungers and donors, this event wouldn't be possible. If you were one of the plungers, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for fundraising and braving the cold water! If you were a donor, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for supporting your friends, family, co-workers and Special Olympics Oregon!
Even though the plunge is over, we are still accepting donations for this year's plunge so please click the link below to help Special Olympics Oregon!
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