Wilmington, Del. -- Rocky Bluewinkle has been working hard to prepare for his 1:00 p.m. Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, February 3, 2008. Rocky even brought in consultants to help gear up for the big event. The consultant group consisted of Special Olympic Athletes and veteran Plungers. Steve Dagg, Julie Desmond, Adriana Cairns, and Matt Rosenberg made the trip to Frawley to run Rocky through a vigorous training session. The group scouted out local lakes, ponds, and even large puddles to get the feel for what the brisk Atlantic Ocean will feel like this Sunday as Rocky will become the first blue moose EVER to take the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge!
You can help support by visiting Rocky's Polar Bear Plunge page (http://www.firstgiving.com/rockybluewinkle). Rocky has been following a vigorous training regimen that includes taking cold baths and eating tons of muffins, (we're not sure how that will help, but he loves muffins). Help support Rocky as he makes history!
For those unfamiliar with the Polar Bear Plunge, it is a unique event held each year where people come from near and far to plunge into the frosty Atlantic Ocean. Each 'Plunger' is sponsored and the money raised goes to the Special Olympics.
This year marks the 17th Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. This exciting experience has quickly become one of the Special Olympics' most significant fundraisers. The previous 16 plunges have raised over $3.5 Million. Last year, 2,695 brave plungers dipped into the Atlantic Ocean. For more information on the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge please visit the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge page (http://www.sode.org/news.asp?NewsID=269).
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