Every year since Colin was just under a year old, we have been participating in the Special Olympics of NJ Polar Bear Plunge. Our involvement in the Polar Bear Plunge began after Colin was born when our very close friends Jorie and Zach came to visit Colin in the hospital. At the time, Zach had just participated in the 2009 plunge, one that I had coincidentally gone to watch (and thought he was CRAZY for doing!). Jorie had the idea to create a team in honor of Colin to participate and when the plunge registration opened in September, CAT Crew was born!
Each year, our team has grown and expanded as family and friends join again but bringing with them new plungers who are excited to join the team. It's always a very emotional day for Chris and I to see so many people come together in honor of Colin and all of the participating members of the Special Olympics as the money raised supports many programs that athletes like Colin are involved in.
Last year was a particularly special year for us as several members of Colin's "team" from his preschool program plunged with us. It meant so much to Chris and I to have so many people there in support of Colin.
On our 6th annual Polar Bear Plunge, we are looking to make this even bigger and better than it has been yet. We have raised over $150,000 in our 5 years of participation for the Special Olympics and would love to surpass that even more this year. Even better, we would love to see our team grow and have YOU join us!
THIS LINK which will take you to the registration page for the Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights . From there, click "I agree" and then on the next page "join a team" and then select CAT Crew!
Event Information: February 21, 2015 in Seaside Heights, NJ
Click the link above for more information!