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As Plunge date approaches Aurora Special Olympic are stepping up to take the PLUNGE!
Ruby Lappin, Karen Richards, Christina Templeton and Dan Banks are joining Cheryl Duckworth PLUNGING!
It not to late to PLUNG with them
This years fundraiser is being held “Under The Stars” and planned as a “Party” for PLUNGERS and those supporting them. The theme this year is “THE 80’s”, glow sticks and neon paint with music to match! A live band will be performing from 7pm.
All PLUNGERS receive water shoes and other prizes awarded for Highest Fundraiser, Best Costume, and Best Team Costume.
Sign up to Take the Plunge or make a donation. All funds raised go towards supporting athletes from Special Olympics Ontario. On line registration at www.polarplunge.ca scroll down the page to YORK or donate to your preferred Aurora Plunger
We all know that spring is coming …and warmer weather!
But first it’s time to “Chill”. Take a
Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes
This year’s event is being hosted by York Regional Police at the Police Association Building in Newmarket.This event is a fundraiser to support Special Olympic Communities.
Aurora’s Event Coordinator, Cheryl Duckworth, is truly making her own splash in the event by participating in the Polar Plunge. Cheryl is asking for support in her personal fundraiser. (Cheryls Fundraising Page)
Those desiring to “Take the Plunge” themselves or assemble a team more information is available on the Polar Plunge web site (Click Here Polar Plunge) In addition here is a link to a resources package with suggestions, planning a Plunge and extra ways to fundraise. (Click Here Plunge Toolkit.pdf)
To Register Please Visit; polarplunge.ca
For More Information, Please Contact Karen Richards email@example.com
Dan Banks has his own fitness program through CrossFit Crux, in Stouffville, a CrossFit training facility. Last year Crux members got together to work out for 24 hours straight managing to help raise $5,000 for Special Olympics. Dan helped organize the group of special needs athletes to attended last year’s event. This year Dan again is helping Crux for another 24 hours “workout-of-the-day” or better described as “workout-of-the-hour” times 24.
This friendly competition doesn't cost anything to register, but participants are asked to try and get donations for the cause. All proceeds raised go to support the Special Olympics Canada foundation.
Dan Banks stated "This is an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to people with intellectual disabilities who like us have a love for sport. For the past 5 years I have been coaching Special Olympics basketball and softball in Aurora. The athletes that I have coached have inspired me at home, at work and at the gym. The spirit of inclusion and universal access to fitness are pillars to both Special Olympics and CrossFit; bringing the two together seems like such a natural partnership and I hope others will join me in this fun and challenging event."
The CF24 event will run on October 22, 2016, for full details about CF24 event either as a team or individual please contact CrossFit Crux
118 Sandiford Dr Unit 2
Complete Blog about CF24 click here www.crossfitcrux.com/blog/2016/9/21/cf-24-for-special-olympics-october-22
SOO-Aurora Polar Plunge ChallengeDunks versus Ducks Plungers
Braving the icy waters of the Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics
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It’s time again for the annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser. This event sees plungers dippy into the icy mid winter waters in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics. Please consider sponsoring one of SOO-Aurora’s participants, as a percentage of funds pledged for these individuals comes back to our local community.
To up the fun, we have a friendly rivalry of Dunks vs Ducks plungers
To see which team can raise the most funds. Dunks are plunging in Georgina on Feb 6th. Ducks are plunging in Mississauga on Feb 27th. (The PRP Association- 10675 Mississauga Road, Brampton) ALL are welcome to come out and cheer the plungers on.
For this challenge:
Basketball, Softball, and Bocce Teams are encouraged to support Karen and Dan (plunging Feb 6th in Georgina)
Gymnastics/Martial Gym, and Golf Teams are encouraged to support Sue and Nancy
(plunging Feb 27th in Mississauga)
Which team can raise the most funds for SOO?
A portion of funds raised comes back to SOO-Aurora so please help promote and support this event.