The Northshore Wranglers plunged into Lake Union for Special Olympics Washington last weekend and raised over $10,000 to earn top fundraising honors for 2012. The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising event where participants plunge into Lake Union to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
Braving 41 degree water more than 50 Wranglers attended the event and 30 took the plunge as part of the Team Wranglers community giving campaign. For 2012, Wranglers parent Betsy Sanders was one of 10 “Super Plungers”, taking the plunge 23 times.
The Polar Plunge is an annual event sponsored by Special Olympics Washington, an international competitive sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The Northshore Wranglers “” helps to raise money for and awareness of other non-profits in the Northshore community, according to Caplan.
The Northshore Wranglers is a non-profit Special Recreation and Services Program serving individuals of all ages with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Part of the Northshore Health & Wellness Center in Bothell, the Wranglers serves the cities of Bothell, Woodinville and Kenmore, as well as surrounding communities. For more information visit the Northshore Wranglers website at www.northshorewranglers.org.