Will You Pledge to See Me Plunge?

By: Mr. Wilson on February 20, 2007
[Note: I have made this entry sticky until after the event. Keep those pledges rolling in! You can make a donation online.] I have always wanted to do a polar bear plunge, and it turns out the Law Enforcement Torch Run's Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday. The event benefits Special Olympics Nebraska. Unfortunately, this Saturday isn't the best day for me, and finding out about it now doesn't leave a whole lot of time for fund-raising. But... I will issue a challenge to you, my faithful readers. If you can pull together at least $500 in pledges in the comments -- that's 1% of the event's goal of $50,000 -- I'll take the plunge, and I will post a video of it online. Or, if five of you will join me and you each aim for $100 in pledges, I will take the plunge with you. What do you say, folks?


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

Mr. T
February 20, 2007 at 2:48PM

Do you have to be nekkid?

Mr. Wilson
February 20, 2007 at 2:56PM

If you pledge the full event goal of fifty grand, I will consider nekkididity. Otherwise: heck no.

February 20, 2007 at 3:06PM

I’d join you, but my shameful secret is that I never learned to swim.  But I got twenty-five bucks I can put forth.

Mrs CU
February 20, 2007 at 7:01PM

If you promise no nekkidditity I’ll pledge $25.  I’ve seen you play cards and that was scary enough.

February 21, 2007 at 3:12AM

well not to be outdone I will pledge $25 as well.

But unfortunately I will be taking part in another local biking event and will not be able to attend.  Plus I am still trying to figure out who you really are.  Like in your pic a few days ago your face is conveniently hidden.  Doh, I will figure out who you are someday (fists raised to the sky).

hmmmmm…...  seems you are only a bit towards your goal.  Mind if I spread the word?

February 21, 2007 at 10:04PM

I will also pledge $25 of my personal cash and will match the next $75 that is pledged.  Forcing someone to take the Polar Bear Plunge is almost as good a cause as Special Olympics.

Mr. T
February 21, 2007 at 10:09PM

OK Moses - I will pledge $75.

February 21, 2007 at 10:17PM

That’s $100 total for me.

Mr. Wilson
February 21, 2007 at 10:21PM

C’mon folks, keep the ball rolling! We still have a ways to go to get to $500.

I have set up an online donation page to collect your pledges. Feel free to pass that link around.

And remember, it’s not too late for other brave souls to step up and join me in my chilly bath on Saturday!

Mr. T
February 22, 2007 at 12:32AM

Regardless if it gets to $500, you really should feel obligated to take the plunge and post the video, because you’ve got close to $200 in donations now.

February 22, 2007 at 2:31PM

ditto Mr. T.

at least dip your toe in the water.

Mr. T
February 22, 2007 at 3:27PM

He needs to totally get in there and flop around for a while (on camera). This charity now has $200 more than they had before, and they likely wouldn’t have gotten it had he not posted this. Thus, you need to get in there Wilson. No turning back now.

February 22, 2007 at 3:41PM

I will pledge to bring a thermos of Irish Coffee to help you warm back up from the inside out.

February 22, 2007 at 3:42PM

ahhh the old internal sweater.  Good thinking 😉

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