Special Olympics Polar Plunge @ Alki: Team Smith challenges you

We’ve been telling you about the Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics of Washington, coming up at Alki on Sunday, January 24. WSB is proud to be among the co-sponsors. Last night, we found out that one of our Facebook friends (find us at WS Blog), Norm Smith and son Zach (at left) are looking forward to Polar Plunge with a special challenge for you:

On Sunday, January 24th former longtime West Seattle resident and current Special Olympics Board member Norm Smith will be returning to the place of many of his wild childhood days to go “FREEZIN FOR A REASON.” Norm and his son Zach will be returning to the waters off Alki Beach in Seattle to take the POLAR PLUNGE for Special Olympics Washington. Team Smith will plunge to show their support for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). LETR is a group of officers from around the state and our great country that run with the Special Olympics torch, hold fundraising events at local restaurants, do cops on donut shops, or whatever else they can do to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Having worked many of the events with LETR over the years, Team Smith is honored to be part of the Plunge Team again in 2010. All funds raised go directly to the Special Olympics Washington. Please help us better the lives of over 7,000 local Special Olympics athletes. Your donation will make a difference!

Norm would like to challenge all his former West Seattle High School classmates, friends, and families to come down to Alki and plunge with us for this great cause. Registration opens at 9:00, with the plunge scheduled for 11:00.

If you would like to support Team Smith, you can donate directly to Norm and Zach’s fundraising website. www.firstgiving.com/normsmith

If you would like to join Team Smith in the plunge or would like to make your own team you can get information at www.sowa.org/05/letr_events/PP_2010/AlkiBeachSeattle.html

Again, that’s January 24 – one week from next Sunday!

1 Reply to "Special Olympics Polar Plunge @ Alki: Team Smith challenges you"

  • Ms Evelyn January 12, 2010 (8:53 pm)

    Yay Norm & Zach! How cool you guys are doing this to bring more awareness to Special Olympics/LETR. Both of the above mentioned are worth hearing more about! My brother, who was developmentally disabled experienced his first medals with Special Olympics over 30 years ago and I remember how proud of himself he was (and I as well!). Go Team Smith!!

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