Return of the Icy Dip

By: Mr. Wilson on January 28, 2008
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?


See what your friends and neighbors have to say about this.

January 28, 2008 at 7:39PM

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

We have our first volunteer! 😉

January 28, 2008 at 9:47PM

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

I am allergic to water,  Yeah thats it.  😊

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…

January 29, 2008 at 8:10PM

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

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.

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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