I have always wanted to be a part of the Polar Plunge LEAD Team and I was finally given the opportunity this year.
I never fancied myself to be great at getting people to give me money (especially not my parents) but somehow I found a way to make this work! To be fair, this is a very worthy cause and it hardly took much convincing to get people to donate money to such an amazing event and cause. Not to mention, this was also the first year I’d be taking the plunge myself so I’m sure it didn’t heart that friends and family got to see me go for a freezing cold swim.
When I say this event felt somewhat electrifying, I don’t just mean that I was shocked by the freezing cold water. This was the first time in Mount Pleasant that I really saw the best of campus and community coming together. I talked with so many life-long locals who felt so passionately for Special Olympics and being there for each other and in support of the Special Olympics Michigan headquarters.
Although I may not be on the LEAD Team for polar plunge next year, I know I am coming back to jump and I am going to raise at least $100 more dollars than I did this year.