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Dear Friends and Family-

As many of you know, Special Olympics Chicago has been a big part of my family's life since 1970 when my Dad became the Master of Ceremonies for the Annual Spring Games at Soldier Field. He was so proud to participate and support fellow athletes who understood the joys of participation and friendship that athletics bring to people both with and without intellectual disabilities. 

Since 2005, I have been a VERY PROUD Board Member of Special Olympics Chicago. I am asking you to PLEASE donate to our Polar Plunge team- "Gunnar's Guppies"- as Mary Clare, Gunnar and I will jump in Lake Michigan on March 1st on behalf of our amazing Special Olympics athletes in Chicago. March 1, 2020 represents the 20th Anniversary of the Special Olympics Chicago Polar Plunge, which is our group's largest annual fundraiser. 

Any tax deductible amount you and your family can contribute would be AWESOME!


Below are a few examples of the difference your donation will make:

$50 – pair of snowshoes or softball bat for the athletes

$100 – lift ticket and ski rental for alpine ski athletes

$200 - school bus to events


Thank you all very much for your time and donations- it is going to a special group, during a very special 20th Anniversary of the Polar Plunge, for athletes who really appreciate and need your support!

Kevin, Mary Clare and Gunnar

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  • The Workplace Counsel Very proud of this event, Kevin MC Gunnar, and most of all the athletes!!! March 2020 $105.00
  • Sterling & Hammer Graham Go get em team!! Love you guys!!! March 2020 $105.00
  • Brigid Patek Good luck, you guys!!❄️ March 2020 $50.00
  • Ellen and David Ludwig February 2020 $50.00
  • Bill Trainor February 2020 $100.00
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  • Swallow Construction February 2020 $500.00
  • Kevin Magnuson February 2020 $300.00
  • Margie Rodino Go Matt and team! February 2020 $210.00
  • Derek Dixon February 2020 $210.00
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