"Freezin' for a Reason"
Polar Plunge 2011
Pelican Marina ~
Saturday, February 12th
7.5 miles South of Saratoga Springs city center, on Redwood Road
Registration starts at 9:00AM ~
Plunging starts at 10:00 AM
The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Utah athletes by collecting pledges and donations for being brave to jump into the frigid, icy waters of Utah Lake in the middle of winter.
To become a Polar Plunge participant you should register on-line prior to the event, which is set for Saturday, February 12th. When you register, make sure you print out a pledge form and collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers, in exchange for jumping into icy waters in the middle of winter. All participants with a minimum pledge of $25, will receive a commemorative 2011 "I took the Plunge" long-sleeve t-shirt. But remember, this is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Utah so go out and get pledges and help raise money for our athletes. And whether you're a plunger or a spectator, it will be a grrrrreat day…with food, prizes, costume contest and fun for all.
The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Utah. Its purpose is to simply raise funds to enhance Special Olympics' mission: To provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO TAKE THE PLUNGE:
If you plan on taking the Plunge, we ask that you register online. However, we will allow Plungers to register on the day of the Plunge. To register online, just click "Register". (Important: If you don't want to make a donation at the time you register on-line, select the option that doesn't require a payment with a credit card online. This will allow you to register on-line and allow you to bring cash or a check at the day of the Plunge. These are the first two options you will see on the registration page.
Start a team – joining an existing team – OR just be individual without a team. REMEMBER – you MUST set up a sponsorship page to be able to send emails through the registration site to invite others to either donate to you or join your team.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL END FRIDAY, February 11, AT 5:00PM.
But you can attend the event without pre-registering. Just show up!
RAISE $$$ For Special Olympics Utah!
It takes a brave soul to take the Plunge into the frigid waters of Utah in the middle of winter. So we ask that you print out a pledge form and collect donations from your friends, family and co-workers for your desire to help Special Olympics Utah by participating in the Polar Plunge. Remember the Sponsorship page feature: when you register on-line, you can create your very own sponsor page where you can set a goal for you or for an entire team. You can also send an email to your contact list inviting them to sponsor you or to participate in the Polar Plunge with you. Remember, you're "Freezin' for a Reason!"
>> Print a Pledge Form!* (pdf document)
Take the Plunge!
On Saturday, February 12th show up at the Pelican Marinaat 9:00am to check-in. Please bring your pledge forms and all money collected, sign a waiver* and collect your commemorative 2011 "I TOOK THE PLUNGE" t-shirt. We will have a Costume Contest and judging begins at 9:45am. Winner receives prizes to be announced later.
* Polar Plunge participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Parent signatures will be required for all participants who are under the age of 18.
For general questions please contact Lyn Rees at Special Olympics Utah 801.363.1111 ext. 228, local cell phone 801.860.2179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics Utah