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Why I Plunge


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 2021 Polar Plunge!  I will be plunging to help raise money for this wonderful organization and to support my great friends, Scott and Colleen Schaefers and their beautiful daughter, Eileen.

Eileen was born with Down Syndrome, and although she has had to overcome several challenges during the last five years, she has done so because of her own fight and determination and the continous love and support from her mom and dad, brothers and sister, grandparents, family members, doctors and nurses, and countless other friends. 

Eileen has been blessed with so much love surrounding her, and she has an amazing future ahead of her.  Thanks to the Special Olympics, Eileen will have the opportunity to compete in Olympic-type sports, giving her the opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with her family and other Special Olympic athletes.  

You may have heard of the saying "lean in."  To "lean in" means to to grab opportunities without hesitation.  The motto of our polar plunge team is "Eileen In."  Eileen and her parents have leaned into every challenge with grace, tenacity, love and faith.  Thank you for donating to Team Eileen In and for supporting Eileen and the Special Olympics!




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My Supporters

  • Robert Beard Thank you Matt for doing this! Last month $100.00
  • Cassandra Malnar Last month $52.50
  • Elizabeth Freeburg Team Eileen In! Last month $105.00
  • Amy Carroll Thrilled to support this exceptional cause! Last month $105.00
  • Eric Friedman Last month $105.00
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  • Craig and Jacki Annunziata Thanks for letting us participate in this challenge..but in a warm way! Warm Regards to Eileen and Matt. Last month $1,050.00
  • LKQ Community Foundation Last month $500.00
  • Sallie Williams We are proud to support you and the efforts of Special Olympics! Last month $262.50
  • Courtney Russell Last month $200.00
  • Victor Casini Last month $200.00
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