On February 20, 2016 team CAT Crew is going to be taking the plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean for the 7th time in support of the Special Olympics of NJ and in honor of Colin.
Chris and I are not the same parents we were that first year when we jumped into the ocean when Colin was just a baby. We still didn't know what the future would bring for Colin or even how involved in the Special Olympics he would become.
Colin first started participating in the Young Athlete Program at the age of 2 when he wasn't even walking yet. It was a place for him to continue to develop skills for both life and for the sports we hoped he would play one day in a fun and supportive way. Colin has had so many wonderful opportunities because of this program and we have watched him grow through the years in his participation.
More recently, Colin has started to become more involved in specific sport activities through developmental and clinic programs and the skills he has developed have allowed him to become involved in some community sport programs in our town like soccer and karate.
It is because of events like the Polar Bear Plunge, Colin and many other athletes have directly benefited from the generosity of many people who have made donations. We love being on both ends of this with our participation in the plunge; those who are fundraising for the very programs that Colin is directly involved in.
Please help us with the 2016 Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge!
To make a donation to my page, follow this link.
To join CAT Crew, follow this link and then click "register" at the top of the page. From there, join a team and select CAT Crew as the team you'd like to plunge with!