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Final Update before the plunge!! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who is plunging, coming to support and who has donated!! We are in awe of all the love and support! Keep the fundraising going strong:) We are all so excited for tomorrow and the heat wave we have been blessed with! All shirts and bracelets were picked up this afternoon. If you joined the team after 2pm today you will need to pick up your packet in the morning. If you did not get a Parker's Party t shirt please wear neon or your brightest colors! Tomorrow we will meeting at Barney Callaghan's anytime after 8:30 until 10. We will take a group picture then the buses will depart at 10. We plunge at 11 from the North entrance. We will be back on the southside most likely by 12:15. A few reminders: You must wear shoes! Not flip flops Less clothing the better. shorts/leggings with a t shirt is best. Thick clothing makes it tough! Make sure to bring a towel or two, an extra pair of clothes and shoes, and a garbage bag to hold all of your wet clothes! Everyone is welcome to warm up and celebrate at Barney Callaghan's after! If you are taking the bus please make sure Grace, Kerry, or Rich know tonight. #freezinforareason See you in the morning! Grace We are Parker's Party! Parker is now a 4th grader at St. Barnabas. Parker continues to light up our school and is making incredible strides in and out of the classroom. Together with Parker, his family and friends, teachers, and loved ones we will take the plunge into freezing Lake Michigan to raise support and awareness for people of every age and ability to have the same opportunities that we are all lucky enough to have everyday. We hope you will be able to join us as we #makeasplash for Parker and all those who need a little extra love and support. If you cannot join us on March 1st please consider donating to this amazing cause. We are doing the 11:00am wave. Last year our team more than doubled and so did our fundraising goal. We are so excited Parker can now plunge with us! This year our goal is $15,000. We hope you can join us on this fun, freezing but heart warming day!! This is now my 4th plunge for Parker. I was lucky enough to call him one of my amazing students in second grade and he will always hold a special place in my heart. It has been an absolute joy watching him grow up. More information will be posted as the event gets closer. Lots of Love and Thanks! Grace

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Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson on Sunday, March 1st for the 20th Annviersary! Take the challenge and jump in Lake Michigan for Special Olympics Chicago! All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge. 


Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and support the 7,500+ special olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and food. Through your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities and success. 


Plunge as an individual alongside other supporters, join a team or create your own fearless team. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to #MAKEASPLASH. Teams with 20 members or more will be awarded for their efforts with a free, round-trip bus. Teams are invited to the post-plunge "Melt Down Party" with music, food, cash bar and more! 


Make the #PolarPromise and register for the Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson today. See you Sunday, March 1, 2020! 


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