Saturday, February 14, 2009

Upcoming Polar Plunge

Who's up for some crazy fun for a good cause? I'm putting together a team for the Polar Plunge in Lake Calhoun on Saturday, March 7th.

For those of you unfamiliar, this is an event where hundreds of people line up to jump into the balmy waters of Lake Calhoun in winter. It's a great charity event, with the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. I've done it a couple times before, and can say that it is a bit chilly, but also tons of fun. As you can see from the pics of one I did a few years ago, everyone's having a really good time. There's tons of people, everyone's pumped up, and the atmosphere of the event is amazing. There is a heated changing area and, in the past, there have been portable hot tubs. Not sure about the hot tubs this year, but we can hope...

If you're interested in jumping, you can join our team at:

Each plunger must raise at least $75 in donations to be able to participate, but I've found that most non-plungers will happily donate in exchange for seeing the photos afterward. Each plunger must also wear shoes into the water. Team clothing/costumes are still being decided upon.

If you don't want to jump, but would like to help the team out by donating, you can go here:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A Good Cause

Just wanted to put the word out that one of our local paddlers, John Pike, will be climbing the IDS tower to raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. It's a great cause, and there's a way that everyone can join in, without climbing 50 floors. You can donate to John's team online at:

Best of luck to the team, and let's try and raise some serious $$!