Polar Plunging for the Special Olympics

What I’m doing:

I’m going to be polar plunging to raise money for the Special Olympics Michigan this coming weekend in Belleville.

clip_image002This is a charity that is special to me because of my youngest daughter, Maura, who has a lot of challenges of her own. One day, my hope is to see her compete in the Special Olympics.

To find out more about Maura, see the “About” page at Wonderpuzzle.org.



How you can help:

If you can donate, please check out my donation page at http://www.firstgiving.com/joshholmes.  


About the Event:

If you want to watch (video – whatever), come and ‘bear’ the elements at the 2009 Polar Plunge – Belleville at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Belleville Moose Lodge (831 East Huron Dr. Belleville, MI 48111). Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the plunge and parade of costumes beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a warm post-plunge party at 12:30 p.m.

The polar plunge is a fun-filled event open to all courageous and community-minded individuals willing to plunge into the cold water and raise critical funds to support the year-round athletic training of more than 16,000 athletes across the state. Be sure to pre-register to receive detailed information.


About the Special Olympic Michigan:

The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for the children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness; demonstrate courage; experience joy; and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through Special Olympics, athletes gain self-confidence and prove their own capabilities.

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