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Plungapalooza '09

A couple weeks ago I got an email that will forever change the beginning of 2009 for me. It was an email that reminded me to do something I’ve been talking about for years but never got around to for various reasons.

This year is different.

This year I’ll be Plunging.

Plungapalooza Logo

What is Plungapalooza you ask? It is an annual event where thousands of people get together in the coldest part of January to play in the Chesapeake Bay. People willingly wade, run, jump and otherwise enter the freezing waters.

Why would people do this you ask? To raise funds for a good cause of course! The funds go to support Special Olympics Maryland and the some 10,000 participants who get the benefits of the year long training and competition programs.

I have set a modest $500 donation goal for myself and my friends to achieve. I think together we can get to that amount. That money will be combined with the rest of my team, the Frozen Donuts to achieve an overall goal of $10,000. After all when it is said and done you get to see pics of me in the bay in the middle of January. (Some people that I have talked to are already wondering what shade of blue I might achieve.)

Most important you get to know that you’ve helped out and enriched many, many lives with a small token that gets combined with thousands of others to create something really amazing.