Polar Plunge benefits Tempe Special Needs Community

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Team ASA is hosting the 8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. All proceeds benefit Tempe’s adapted recreation programs, which provide recreational and social opportunities for our special needs community. Since the inaugural Polar Bear Plunge in 2012, Team Asa has raised more than $50,000 to ensure individuals with different abilities are able to participate in social and recreational activities.

Polar Bears will jump into the community swimming pool for a desert-style unified polar plunge. For those not quite crazy enough to jump, you can still join in the fun and help the cause! Just be sure to register as a Teddy Bear.

This year’s event is Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8 a.m. in the community swimming pool at The Lakes of Tempe, 5501 S. Lakeshore Dr.

The entry fee is $20 for either Bear and includes a cool long-sleeve t-shirt, hot beverages and yummy snacks. You can register online at www.LakesPolarPlunge.com or sign-up the morning of the plunge. Check-in and Day of registration begins at 8am on Saturday and we’ll be plunging at 9am.

Are you more of a sip, shop & stay dry type? There’s an event for you to! The Pre-Plunge Happy Hour & Silent Auction on Friday January 11th, 2019 4:30-7 p.m. at Spokes on Southern 1470 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85282 Check out some of the amazing Silent Auction items below:

2018 Silent Auction Items:

  • Four One-Day Park Tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure
  • 3 Day/2 Night Get Away to Tonto Camp Creek (accommodates 12 – 24 people)
  • Angels Spring Training Suite for the March 24 game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks (24 game tickets)
  • More awesome prizes are in the works

All proceeds from the Pre-Plunge Party and the Polar Plunge itself will go towards improving adapted recreation programs in Tempe. These include The Centers for Habilitation, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High School Districts and the City of Tempe’s Adapted Recreation Programs, including Tempe Special Olympics, Buddy Bowling, Fabulous Friday Night Dances and many more.

Come join us for this heart-warming event.

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