Welcome to Our Team Fundraising Page!
We're not afraid of a little snow and ice!
What...we have to go IN the water!!!?!??!?
Why in the world are we doing this? Here's why (in our own words).
Hello, this is Miles and Oisabel. This is my third time doing the polar plunge (Miles) and the first for me (Oisabel). The polar plunge is a program to raise money for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is an organization that helps young athletes who are differently-abled to compete with each other. They have things like wheelchair races but that's not all they do. They help young athletes with other types of intellectual challenges or who have trouble speaking or controlling themselves.
We think the Special Olympics are important because it allows differently-abled athletes to compete without having a big disadvantage. They can compete with other people who are differently-abled. You need confidence to win. When you compete with people with similar abilities you have a much better chance of winning. That gives you confidence. Since we do Tae-Kwon-Doe we can relate to them a little. When we pass a test, we feel good and strong. Most people feel that way when they win or accomplish something big. The Special Olympics allow people to accomplish their goals and get stronger and feel confident. That is why we think the Special Olympics are important.
Lastly, we would like to tell you how the polar plunge works. The polar plunge is simple. You raise money for the Special Olympics and if you raise enough you get to meet at the beach with all the other people who are doing the plunge. One group at a time you run into the ice-cold freezing water. It is really fun! When you get out they give you a towel with the polar plunge logo on it. But the biggest part is supporting the Special Olympics.
Thank you for donating to the Special Olympics or just reading this letter. The Special Olympics are very important to us.
Love, Oisabel and Miles
P.S.. All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge!
Check our past Chicago Polar Plunge!
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