My Personal Fundraising Page

Why I Plunge

I plunge for a few reasons:

1.  Eileen:  Eileen and all those kids with special needs deserve a right to participate in sporting activities just like all typical developing kids.  The Special Olympics is a great organization that gives all kids the opportunity to benefit from athletic endevours and The Polar Plunge raises money for this great organization

2.  The Schaefers:  They view all of their challenges as opportunties for growth and face them head with love and laughter.  They are giving Eileen the best life possible as a result.  I plunge for them but also in the hopes that I become more like them in this way.  Lead with Love and good things happen.

3.  It's Fun:  Getting a group of loving people together to act crazy, jump in freezing Lake Michigan in the middle of winter?!  You betcha!  It is a day of fun, love, and laughter.  

Thanks for any donation you can give.  You Lean In, Eileen-In!


On Sunday, March 5, 2023 I will be participating in the 2023 Chicago Polar Plunge, celebrating more than 20 years of plunging!  I am excited to take on the challenge of the Chicago Polar Plunge and jump in to Lake Michigan’s chilly waters to support thousands of athletes that participate in Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities programs. With your support, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities, and accomplishments.

There are three easy ways to support my plunging efforts:

  1. Donate to my fundraising page!
  2. Join my team and take the plunge with me at North Avenue Beach on March 5, 2023
  3. Help me spread the word! Share my fundraising page with your friends and family. 

Join me and make the #PolarPromise as I raise funds for the Chicago Polar Plunge today. 





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My Supporters

  • Patti Carbone 2 weeks ago $52.50
  • Sue Furman Go Sherry and Team! 3 weeks ago
  • Susanne Schneider 3 weeks ago $105.00
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  • Dental Care of L Good luck to all the plungers! Way to go Team Eileen! Last month $160.00
  • Susanne Schneider 3 weeks ago $105.00
  • Maha Hoffman Thank you for taking the plunge! We will be rooting for you! Last month $100.00
  • Jim Stehlik Keep up the good work Sherry! Last month $100.00
  • Colleen Loughlin January 2023 $100.00
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