Special Olympics Oregon is gearing up for the big state games this weekend and also saying thanks to supporters who helped make them possible.
Ryan Avery from Special Olympics Oregon tells Portland Society Page…
The Plunge Was A HUGE SUCCESS — Thanks To More Than 3,100 Plungers !
Wow. Talk about turning Conventional Wisdom on its head. We were told that in 2012 charitable organizations are expecting stalling participation rates and shrinking contributions. But not for Polar Plunge Oregon. We actually saw the number of plungers go up (again!), the number of teams go up (again!) and the amount raised is expected to equal last year’s record-breaking level (!!!).
” It’s difficult to find the words to fully express our gratitude to plungers like you who got out there and worked harder than ever to recruit your teams and then raise funds. Not to mention the fact that all your work got you dunked in freezing cold water.” Allison Ellermeier, VP of Development at Special Olympics Oregon said. “Ask any one of our athletes and he or she will tell you: Thank you for making Special Olympics Oregon possible for me.”
POLAR PLUNGE 2012 FINAL RESULTS
Medford: 450 Plungers, $44,000 raised
Eugene: 255 Plungers, $29,000 raised
Portland: 1550 Plungers, $263,000
Corvallis: 420 Plungers, $55,000
Bend: 475 Plungers, $69,000
OREGON GRAND TOTAL: 3,150 Polar Plungers, over $460,000!