SCUGOG: The Port Perry Polar Plunge is returning for it’s eighth charitable year in February, and the Port Perry Hospital Auxiliary is seeking plungers to ‘get freezin’ for a reason!’
Promising to be bigger and better than ever before, the Feb. 7 afternoon event will offer music, fun, snacks and warm drinks, photo oppurtunities with the famous polar bear mascots, and hot jacuzzi tubs for the plungers to warm up.
Using a pledge sheet, available by contacting Auxiliary volunteers, plungers can begin collecting their funds and assembling their teams right away. Pledge and sign-up sheets are available by e-mailing Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Ruth at 905-985-6232 to sign up.
For those who wish to wait, the registration tent opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Port Perry’s Palmer Park, located along Water St.
Individual Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $200 in pledges. Readers who want to plunge with a partner are asked to let the committee know when they sign up.
Teams are welcome as well as individuals! Team members will all plunge together, so gather your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours and sign-up together. A minimum $100 pledge per person for groups of four or more is required.
Spectators who may have cold feet can even sponsor a plunger and come down to Lake Scugog on Feb. 7 to cheer their heroes into the water. All donations will go to support the Port Perry Hospital by helping its Auxiliary volunteers meet their commitment of $350,000 towards the ‘Your Hospital, Your Future Campaign’.