Happening now: Getting ready for Polar Plunge 2011 at Alki

Still time to get to Alki Bathhouse and sign up for the Polar Plunge at noon, to help raise money for Special Olympics/Washington. Above, SOWA board member Norm Smith, dad of Special Olympics athlete Zach Smith, getting ready to jump in – he and the other board members decided to “take the plunge” wearing tutus. Also spotted in costume – the Polar Plunge mascot:

And even if you don’t want to jump in, you can join the Chicken Coop – contribute without getting in the water:

Back to “who’s plunging” – a couple more we just caught up with:

Lots of law enforcement here too, since the Law Enforcement Torch Run is an important part of Special Olympics/Washington – we’ve seen Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Paulsen already. More coverage to come.

2 Replies to "Happening now: Getting ready for Polar Plunge 2011 at Alki"

  • Eilene Hutchinson January 29, 2011 (11:43 am)

    What a wonderful event! Looks like a good turnout despite the wet weather.
    Glad to see that there is a way to donate for those in the “Chicken Coop”.
    Is there any way to for someone to contribute that was unable to make the event at all?
    It was great to see so many groups that contributed their time today.
    Thank you for your coverage of this worthwhile activity.

  • elisa January 29, 2011 (2:04 pm)

    I want a clam suit!!

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