Polar Plunge Benefits Special Olympics Alaska

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Polar Plunge | Anchorage, AK | Law Office of Jennifer Messick LawIt’s winter, and you’re already cold. So why not stay cold for a great cause?

This month, Special Olympics Alaska is “freezin’ for a reason,” hosting the 2013 Polar Plunge.

A favorite of many in the community, the Polar Plunge is a fundraiser that benefits Special Olympics Alaska. During the Polar Plunge, participants gather pledges, then plunge into Goose Lake’s frigid water. Last year, more than 1,200 Alaskans took the plunge, and more than 5,000 others donated.

The Polar Plunge will take place on December 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re participating as a plunger, you should bring a change of clothes and shoes, a towel, a hat, gloves, a scarf, and even a wool blanket. If you’re cheering everyone on, dress warmly!

Note that parking is not available at Goose Lake during the event. You can take a shuttle from the UAA parking lot on the corner of Lake Otis and Providence/36th. The shuttle will run between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Prizes will be given to the participants who meet certain donation levels, from $100 to $5000.

Watch a video of last year’s Polar Plunge on YouTube, read the FAQ, and find tips for participants. You can learn more about the Polar Plunge at the Special Olympics Alaska website.

Special Olympics Alaska is a branch of the Special Olympics, an organization that gives children and adults with intellectual disabilities opportunities for growth, joy, and community involvement through sports training and athletic competition.

A long-time supporter of Special Olympics Alaska, Fred coaches the Special Olympics Alpine Ski team the entire winter. Law Office of Jennifer Messick is sponsoring Karen, one of the Polar Plunge jumpers, this year.

From Fred and everyone at Law Office of Jennifer Messick, we encourage you to come out to Goose Lake to support Special Olympics Alaska and its wonderful mission!

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About Jenn Messick

I am an attorney practicing at M/V Alaska Law, an Anchorage, AK law firm helping clients all throughout Alaska navigate legal issues in divorce, family law, probate, and bankruptcy. I'm an outdoors person who enjoys hiking, skiing, hunting, spending time with family, and the beautiful scenery in Alaska. Jenn Messick's Google+ Profile

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