Be a plunger on December 1

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Lake Erie waters are so delightful!”
Instead of sleeping in late on Saturday December 1, Special Olympics is challenging you to head out to Woodlawn Beach, along with your friends, to take a plunge into the cold (but not frozen) waters of Lake Erie. Why would you do such a thing? To raise money for the more than 51,000 athletes training and competing year-round in 22 Olympic-style sports… that’s why. The event is called The Polar Plunge. 
The chilly fundraiser has become quite the gathering place for friends, co-workers and student groups that are looking to raise money for a charitable cause, and have fun doing it at the same time. In fact, many of the plungers don their old Halloween costumes to make the event even more fun and ludicrous. In the end, it’s about the athletes. Special Olympic athletes are not charged for the sporting events that they compete in throughout the year, even though it costs $400 for every athlete to participate per year. The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics’ number one fundraising initiative, with funds going towards directly supporting the athletes!
Sign up for the 2012 Buffalo Polar Plunge on December 1st at Woodlawn State Park Beach! To register, click here.
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*Plungers can create their own Plunge Web Page so that friends, family and co-workers can visit and donate right online. Raise $100 to take the Plunge and receive an official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt.
Polar Plunge
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Registration from 11:00am-1:00pm 
Plunge at 2:00pm 
For more information contact Amy Neveaux at 716-861-9795 or Erica Raepple at 716-909-6444

About the author  ⁄ queenseyes

Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer |

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