Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm Taking The Plunge And Could Use Your Help

I don't normally beg for votes, "likes", or money (really, normally I don't) but I'm throwing one out there. As most of you know I'm now a member of the DRDC (Dark River Derby Coalition), the local roller derby team. Right now it's off-season so I haven't been able to bout yet but the team of derby girls is about much more than putting on their skates and beating other girls up. It's also about raising money and awarness for charities. In fact, any proceeds or admission prices that DRDC raises during bouts goes right back to charity. We dump a lot of money, but make none.

To put our name out there and to most importantly raise money for a special cause I have joined up with some of the other derby girls to take the plunge. The Polar Plunge that is! On February 22nd we will be braving the freezing weather and jumping into frigid waters. Any and all proceeds raised will go to the Special Olympics. I have committed to “be bold and get cold” for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois by taking an icy dip into the frigid winter waters! I know – you’re probably getting cold just thinking about it! While the cold I will experience is temporary, the positive impact this will have on the lives of Special Olympics athletes across Illinois will last a lifetime.

I need your help! No, I’m not asking you to plunge alongside me, but I hope you will support my efforts by making a donation to Special Olympics Illinois. Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to one “cool” cause and gets me that much closer to my goal. Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the chance to participate in year-round sports training and competition.

Donating through my Polar Plunge site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois. I've also posted a widget on the top right hand side of my blog that will direct you to my Polar Plunge page. Any amount is greatly appreciated. If you would like to learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit for all of the chilly details.

Again, I'm not one to usually ask for things like this so boldly but it's for a wonderful cause. Any monetary amount is appreciated. I promise to post pics of us crazy derby girls braving the elements and taking the plunge. And I'd be eternally grateful.


Masshole Mommy said...

I almost did this last year, but I chickened out. It's definitely a wonderful cause and I give to the special Olympics regularly because I know a local competitor.

Yona Williams said...

You have got to share a picture of it all!