Return of the Icy Dip

January 28, 2008 at 4:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I see it’s almost time for the Polar Bear Plunge again (Flier [pdf]). The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Nebraska is February 23 at Holmes Lake.

Last year you folks helped me raise about $400, and I got to join a few dozen other crazy people as we ran into an ice-covered Holmes Lake. It was a blast.

This year I want to raise the bar a bit. First, I know we can raise more than $400 this year. Let’s really kick things up a notch: let’s shoot for $1,000. I’ll post more information soon about how you can donate.

That’s a 250% jump. Pretty substantial, I know, so I’m going to need your help. I would love it if we could put together a team of Lincolnite readers and/or Lincoln bloggers so that we can pool our collective resources. Plus, it’s way more fun to do this sort of thing as a group. Who among you is bold enough to take a dip into Holmes Lake’s icy waters? Honestly, it’s not that bad. It’s flippin’ cold, yes, but you’re not in the water for very long.

So come on, who’s with me?

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Duffman January 28, 2008 at 7:39pm

Crickets Chirping

j/k

Mr. Wilson January 28, 2008 at 7:45pm

We have our first volunteer! wink

Duffman January 28, 2008 at 9:47pm

Unfortunately I can because ...........................................

I am allergic to water,  Yeah thats it.  smile

beerorkid January 29, 2008 at 5:30pm

you are gonna leave this as the top post till I agree to it aint ya?

Mr. Wilson January 29, 2008 at 7:49pm

I think it would be best if you went in on your bike…

beerorkid January 29, 2008 at 8:10pm

I am quite the weeeeeener when it comes to coldness, but count me in.

Moses January 29, 2008 at 9:01pm

I would if I didn’t believe my heart would stop when it hit the cold water.  So, if I can’t contribute that way I will make the same offer as last year. And if B or K is joining in I will even double it.  I will match the first $150 pledged by others.

Mr. T January 31, 2008 at 4:06am

Sheesh! Alright I’m in too..just as long as it doesn’t involve any video recording or photos that would turn up on someone’s myspace page.

Nikki February 25, 2008 at 5:35pm

It’s Feb. 25th & I’m surprised we haven’t seen pictures yet.  Have you thawed out?

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