Please read on for some easy tips on how to boost your pledges and win great prizes!
Because Sport Matters
Your pledges help Special Olympics athletes across Nova Scotia train hard, achieve their personal best and build an incredible community around them of coaches, volunteers and fellow athletes.
It’s so Easy to Collect Pledges
Try our 10-Day Plan:
WHO TO ASK
Sponsor yourself for $25
Ask 3 family members to match your donation of $25
Ask your best friend to sponsor you for $25
Ask your boss for a contribution of $25
Ask 5 local friends to sponsor you $10 each
Ask 5 out of town friends to sponsor you $10 each
Ask 5 businesses you frequent (barber, salon, dry cleaner, dentist, restaurant) to sponsor you $10 each
Ask 5 co-workers to sponsor you $10 each
Ask 5 neighbours to sponsor you $10 each
Ask 10 people from your social club/church/temple/mosque to sponsor you $10 each
Remember to share with your friends and family that they are helping to provide valuable year-round sport training and competition for over 2,500 Nova Scotian children and adults with an intellectual disability. Plus donations $20 and over will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
We post, post, and post some more on social media!
Get the very latest updates on the the Halifax Polar Plunge at FaceBook and Twitter. We throw shout-outs to all the plungers as they register. Find your favorite BRRRave #PolarPlunger and share the posts! You’re helping share the message of #SpecialOlympics every time you like and share.
When so many people dress up is some of the most imaginable outfits possible and queue up to jump slide into ice water on a day where the thermometer is reading less than WARM, you can’t help but ask yourself WHY?
WHY would someone choose to expose themselves to such great discomfort? The elements are one thing, the aftershock of hitting that water and then climbing out onto a ladder and exiting the pool as you run 500 feet to change into something warm, is another.
We call this FREEZIN FOR A REASON.
And that reason is the over 2500 Special Olympics athletes in Nova Scotia that are enrolled in Special Olympics programs. For the athletes, and their families, Special Olympics is not just sport. It is the one constant they know will always be present in an uncertain world. A constant where you can relate to peers and your child is accepted unconditionally. Where everyone can relax and feel at ease in all conditions.
The very first year, the Nova Scotia Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSLETR) wanted to do something to help further the efforts of Special Olympics in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the NSLETR Zone 1 members and local support, on March 4th 2017 we executed the 1st Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia. With our dedicated plungers, we now raise an average of $20,000 annually for Special Olympics Nova Scotia.
Special thanks to each and every plunger who helps us make Polar Plunge a success. If you have a chance to see an athlete compete, excel, achieve, or just smile…know you are the reason WHY.
Join us at Parade Square in Halifax for that amazing twin-slide into a pool of frosty water, more great prizes and costumes sure to delight. Registration will be open soon, but for now….mark March 28th on your calendars. Plan to be a part of the nation’s largest growing Polar Plunge with your local LETR for a great charity – Special Olympics. #freezinforareason