Laurel Highlands Polar Plunge
February 9, 2013 at Quemahoning Reservoir
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What is a Polar Plunge?
The Polar Bear Plunge (or Polar Plunge) is a fundraising event that challenges an individual or group to enter into a cold body of water in order to raise money for Special Olympics. Plunge participants set a fundraising goal and get pledges from family, friends and colleagues for their commitment to be “freezin' for a reason.” Polar Plunge benefits more than 20,000 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes – the state’s largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By being a part of the Plunge challenge, you are allowing thousands upon thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience a brighter tomorrow. So dare to Plunge!
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Time: Registration: 10 am
Plunge Towne: 10am – 1:30pm
Plunge Time: 1pm
Location: Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, 144 Summers best Lane, Hollsopple, PA 15935
Too Chicken? “Too Chicken to Plunge?” Register for the “Too Chicken to Plunge” Dance. Stay warm and dance the time away as your family and friends are “freezing for a reason”! $50 Minimum donation to Plunge or Dance
2012 Major Event Sponsors
2012 Laurel Highlands Polar Plunge Brings In More Than $45K!
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Froggy 95 radio personality Bubba Conner, Somerset, and Kevin Piccola, Friedens, take the Polar Bear Plunge Saturday at the Quemahoning Reservoir.
More than 185 brave souls, including members of law enforcement, jumped into the cold waters of the Quemahoning and were “freezin’ for a reason” during the inaugural Laurel Highlands Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Quemahoning Reservoir (the Que), in Boswell, P.A. Several dozen more were there to watch as individuals and teams spent a few moments in the cold to warm the hearts of thousands.
The Laurel Highlands Plunge raised more than $45,000 benefiting more than 20,000 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes. Celebrity Plungers WJAC TV’s Jim Burton and Froggy 95 radio personality Bubba Conner also took part in the plunge at the Que!
The “40 for 40” Polar Plunge held last February invited 40 brave folks to “take the plunge” for Special Olympics PA, helping to raise over $12,000 and setting the stage for a full Polar Plunge this year at the Que.
This Inaugural Plunge kicked off the 2012 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games held in Johnstown, PA from February 12-14th. Returning to the Johnstown area for the 11th consecutive year, more than 300 athletes and 135 coaches participated in this statewide competition featuring competition in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and figure and speed skating.
The 2012 Laurel Highlands Polar Plunge event sponsors and partners include – Aerotek; Ameriserv; Sheetz; Pennsylvania State Police; Cambria County SERT; Somerset Department of Emergency Services; Summers Best Two Weeks; Cambria-Somerset Authority; Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department; Tribune Democrat; Forever Broadcasting (Key 96, Cool 101.7, Froggy 95, & Rocky 99); Trau & Loevner; and Zola Design.
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Tom Menna of Westmont and WJAC-TV meteorologist Jim Burton encourage other plungers from the icy waters of the Que. Burton served as emcee for the day's activities.