Daina Shilts, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, here. I’m excited to share with you that the 2018 Polar Plunge registration is NOW OPEN. I’m also excited to share that I’ll be serving as your 2018 Polar Plunge Ambassador. As some of you might know, I am a four-time gold medalist in snowboarding at the Special Olympics World Winter Games and a three-time medalist in Unified snowboarding at the X Games. So it’s safe to assume that I absolutely love the winter!

My love of winter is just one of the many reasons I love the Polar Plunge and why Special Olympics Wisconsin asked me to be the Polar Plunge Ambassador. It’s such a fun and rewarding event. My goal is to take the plunge at every location so I hope to see you there!

Please take a moment to watch my video and see why the Polar Plunge is our most important fundraiser of the year. The funds raised in this unique and unforgettable event help to support more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes like me across the state.

I cannot express how much this organization has changed my life, and has made it nothing short of amazing. That’s why I’m counting on you to take the Polar Plunge at one of the 12 locations across Wisconsin starting in February next year!

And the first 500 to register and raise at least $50 by December 1st will receive a red Polar Plunge stocking cap representing the Special Olympics 50th anniversary, taking place in 2018.

Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and promoting a truly inclusive society. I hope you will help continue this inclusion revolution by participating in the Polar Plunge in 2018 with me! And be sure to check out our Polar Plunge Facebook page this week for fun contests and prizes for Chilly Bear’s birthday.

Live Unified,

Daina Shilts


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