Donate NOW to the Special Olympics & WE WILL JUMP IN THE LAKE!

Max and I are jumping in the lake, like madmen. Do not let our sacrifice of sanity be in vain! Click the Donate Now button and we will write your names on our t-shirts like NASCAR sponsors!!!

Please support the Special Olympics and Special Charities of Chicago!

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 I will participate in the 2024 Chicago Polar Plunge, by jumping into the frigid cold waters of lake Michigan like a crazy person!  I am excited to take on the challenge of the Chicago Polar Plunge and jump into Lake Michigan’s chilly waters to support thousands of Chicagoans who 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 3, 2024.
  3. Help me spread the word! Share my fundraising page with your friends and family. 
  4. Do all of the above, and also sing the following pirate sea shanty!

(Verse 1)
On the third day o' March, twenty twenty-four, ye see,

Max and Tim be takin' the plunge, in Lake Michigan they'll be.

Crazy as a pair of parrots, into the icy depths they'll flee,

Alongside Jennifer Matsumura and her crew, the "IT Frozen Bytes" hearty!

Yo-ho, yo-ho, the Polar Plunge of Chicago we brave,

For the Special Olympics, we'll behave like knaves.

Into the frosty lake, like madmen on a rave,

Yo-ho, yo-ho, for the Special Children we'll save!

(Verse 2)
Thrilled to take the challenge, the Chicago Polar Plunge we face,

To support the thousands, in the Special Olympics race.

With the "IT Frozen Bytes", we'll set a cracking pace,

In the chilly waters of Lake Michigan, we'll embrace!

Yo-ho, yo-ho, into the icy depths we dive,

For the Special Children's Charities, we'll try to survive.

With your support, they'll find new strengths, they'll thrive,

Yo-ho, yo-ho, it's for them we'll high five!

So hoist the Jolly Roger, and lend a helping hand,

Support those with unique abilities to make their stand.

Discover new strengths and abilities, across the land,

In the heart of a pirate, empathy is grand!






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Thank you to our sponsors!

My Supporters

  • Exelon Corporation 3 weeks ago $50.00
  • Exelon Corporation Last month $150.00
  • Exelon Corporation Last month $115.00
  • Tom Walker Last month $50.00
  • Amy Donnelly love your sponsor idea and the song! splash away!! Last month $52.50
  • Tim Webster February 2024 $165.00
  • Exelon Corporation Last month $150.00
  • Exelon Corporation Last month $115.00
  • KENNETH HORLANDER Under the moon, Max and Tim take the leap, Into the lake, so vast and deep. "For charity and friends!" their voices ring, Together they jump, their laughter taking wing.. February 2024 $100.00
  • Amy Donnelly love your sponsor idea and the song! splash away!! Last month $52.50