Carpe Freezum at Aquatica for Florida Special Olympics

Running into cold water Polar Plunge AquaticaIt’s not quite going to be freezing here in Florida, February 2, but it’ll be as close as we get here in the sunshine state. On that date, hundreds of “plungers” will hit the beach, um, er, POOL, at SeaWorld Aquatica to raise money and awareness for Florida Special Olympics.

Last year, 700 plungers participated in the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge to raise $180,000. This year there will be a record number of participants (over 1,000 and counting!), with donations on track to meet the $200,000 goal!

Miss Polar Plunge, 2012

Miss Polar Plunge, 2012

Your donations make it possible for Florida Special Olympics to provide new sport opportunities for athletes such as flag football or to introduce children ages 2 -7 to Special Olympics Florida through the recent initiative “Young Athletes.”

It was a lot of fun “freezin'” last year! My Twitter and FaceBook followers, family, and friends blew me away with their generosity. This year I’m happy to have a team, The Central Florida Fun Bloggers, i.e. Fun-“e”-Bees. (Hint, hint: I could use some more team members!) We’ll be dressed in goofy bee get-ups while going in the water, although nowhere near as cold as even these kids:

SeaWorld Mommy in the cold waterWith less than a week away, here’s how you can help:

    • Donate to my page (click here)
    • Donate to one of my team-mates’ pages (click here for Iris Lee, click here for Brian of Central Florida Top 5 fame, click here for Rachel Yates)
    • Become a plunger (on my team? *bats eyes*). It is $100 to plunge which gets you and two spectators in for the day (which is much less than the cost for 3 tickets) AND you get to stay and play the rest of the day!
    • Become a team member! (follow the instructions here and then “click Join a Team” to find Central Florida Fun Bloggers).
Central Florida bloggers... Come on Down!

Central Florida bloggers… Come on Down!

The 2013 Polar Plunge AT Aquatica is presented by the Florida Professional Firefighters Saturday, February 2nd. Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m. with opening ceremony and Plunge starting at 11. Early registration will be Friday, February 1st from 12pm – 7pm at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway.

Crazy outfits are encouraged at Aquatica for the Polar Plunge

Crazy outfits are encouraged!

Costuming IS encouraged, so if you’re like me and just LOOK for a place to get all dressed up, THIS is the fun event to attend. (And if you’re on my team, I already have the BEE outfits ready!) Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and best team costumes. I say we have a chance!

Please help Florida Special Olympics by participating. It’ll be a whole lot of good, clean, COLD, fun!

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