Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Polar Bear Plunge

If you don't know what this is, it's a group of people who go for an ice cold dip in a body of water, ours is done in the Chesapeake Bay and it's usually done for charity, about 8,000 people participated last year. I know various cities around the country do this during the winter months for all different charities, our area does is to benefit the Special Olympics. My 14 year old wants to do it this year, he wanted to do it last year but the registration period had already ended when he told me he wanted to do it. I'm really proud that he wants to do this, I can't imagine going swimming in January brrrrr!!!! Now we'll see if he actually gets the pledges, he needs a minimum of $50 to participate. This is all him, I'm not doing any networking for him for pledges, if he wants to do this he has to make the phone calls etc. But I'm very proud he wants to do something to beneft someone else, maybe just maybe some of what I am trying to teach him actualy got through! :)

2 comments:

Vicki said...

not sure even for charity i could do this. i look at those people and go OMG they are stupid LOL.

joanne said...

LOL I think the same thing! It's easier to just write a check, do you actually have to suffer for your cause? I guess some people feel the need obviously. Glad there are more of them than me that feel that way. :)