San Francisco Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Northern California
Jessica Wright, Staff Writer
February 27, 2012
Filed under News
Jumping in the San Francisco Bay in the middle of February sounds crazy, but raising over $200,000 for Special Olympics Northern California does not. Just like the slogan for Polar Plunge says, “we’re freezin’ for a reason!”
The Polar Plunge fundraising event ended up with a huge turnout, capturing the interest of people passing by. Many schools in the San Ramon Valley Unifed School District formed teams and came. San Ramon was one of these schools, but only Megan Robeson (9), Mandy Helle (9), Megan Noble (9) and Jessica Wright (9) were the only ones brave enough to venture into the water. Megan Noble was able to recruit a friend from another school, but those four freshmen were the only Wolves at the event to chant, “We are SR!”
Hopefully next year more San Ramon students will jump in the bay and raise money for they will not regret it. The water may have been cold but many people kept going back in to splash their friends and take pictures. Plus the event holds a party after the plunge for those who raised enough money or those who want to buy a ticket for the next plunge. Overall, the event was a success and plans to hold another event next year are underway.