Special Olympics NY Celebrates 50th Anniversary

1970-2020

************************************

22nd Annual Fishkill Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 22, 2020

View Video on how to Register for the plunge:
https://youtu.be/FfZ3gv13nIE

DOWNLOADS:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PLEDGE SHEET (OFFLINE DONATION FORM)\

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PACKET

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE POSTER

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEAM CAPTAIN TOOL KIT

********************

The event is at Sharpe Reservation - Camp Mariah

THERE IS LIMITED PARKING SO PARKING IS AT SPLASH DOWN BEACH,

16 Old Rte 9 W, Fishkill, NY 12524

Two Registration Times and Plunge Times: 8:30AM Registration/10AM plunge - 11:30AM Registration/1PM Plunge

Buses run continuously all day from Splash Down Beach to Sharpe Reservation (and return) starting at 8:00AM!

Family and Friends are welcome to join you and take the bus as well.

NO DOGS ALLOWED!

 

We suggest everyone raise $100 per participant! ($0 is not allowed)

 

Day of the Plunge

Check In Instructions:

 

BUSES RUN CONTINUOUSLY ALL DAY STARTING AT 8AM - MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS NY.

 

Team captains check in their team members / Individuals Participants must also check in

  • Registration forms and waiver for each individual
  • All cash and check donations (checks can be written out to Special Olympics NY)
  • Sweatshirt sizes
  • Registration for the Plunge closes when the Plunge begins

 

Safety Tips

 

All Plungers must wear shoes. Secured footwear is preferred!

  • Do NOT dive or flip into the water. This is a safety precaution for all Plungers that is strictly enforced by the Dive Team.
  • We advise you not to Plunge after drinking alcohol. Intoxicated people will not be permitted to Plunge.
  • Wear a costume that’s appropriate and non-discriminatory. Anyone wearing an offensive costume won’t be allowed to plunge.
  • Leave valuables at home or with a spectator. Special Olympics NY is not responsible for lost or stolen items including the sweatshirts.

 

What to Expect

 

  • NO DRIVING UP TO SHARPE RESERVATION UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED! ALL MUST TAKE BUSES FROM SPLASH DOWN BEACH, 16 Old Rte 9 W, Fishkill, NY 12524. BUSES WILL START AT 8AM - NO EXCEPTIONS (THERE IS NO LIMO RIDE THIS YEAR).
  • For adults, the water will not go over your head – unless you try!
  • Trained Dive Team and EMT personnel are at the Plunge site for assistance to those who aren’t strong swimmers or if any accidents should take place.
  • Plungers are responsible for bringing all offline donations so that you can receive credit for those donations as well.
  • Family and friends are welcome to join us. Food is included for all.
  • Bagels, cream cheese, butter (donated by The Bagel Shopped in Fishkill), Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Coffee (Starbucks), Hot Chocolate, OJ, Hot Dogs are donated after by the Hamel Family.
  • Bee Bee the clown will be there in the AM Session
  • Vendors: Tupperware, Devereux, Taconic Resources and possibly Initial Inc.
  • Raffles and 50/50
  • Merchandise
  • There will be changing tents.

 

What to Bring

 

  • Make sure to bring at least one towel in order to be able to dry off and warm up.
  • Old shoes, aquatic shoes, etc. All Plungers must wear shoes. Wear a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Don’t forget to bring a dry pair to wear afterwards!
  • Dry replacement clothes. After you’re done Plunging, it’s nice to have some warm and dry replacement clothes for the Post-Plunge party and ride home.
  • A duffel bag, backpack, garbage bag (to keep wet clothes separate from dry), etc. It’s a good idea to bring a bag with you of your dry clothes so you can put your wet clothes in there when you’re done Plunging.

 

WAIVER

Here is a downloadable and printable waiver for those who need their parents signature. Thank you everyone!

WAIVER

Print, fill out and sign (we fill out the top part) and bring with you day of:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0umxigyutk2amrn/2020%20Fishkill%20Waiver.pdf?dl=0


FUNDRAISERS

 

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19,2020 ALL DAY

JUST CLICK ON LINK AND BRING A PRINTED COPY OF THE COUPON!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hknkf0d4sfsn57/BWW.jpg?dl=0

 

Buffalo Wild Wings in Wappingers Falls, NY

 

 

 

 MAHONEY'S ICE BREAKER PARTY

February 21, 2020 AT 6PM-9PM

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT FILLED WITH FUN!

84532094_10158655144979411_4432604792925192192_n.jpg

 

INCENTIVES

EACH Plunger that raises $100 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt (one per person)! Raise more money and also receive one more "Cool" prize (These prizes are awarded after plunge after all the money has been tallied:

2020 Fishkill Incentive

 

Champions Club

Raise $2,500 and be inducted into the Champions Club!

You also get this beautiful black robe:

2020 robe for upload.jpg

2020 inductees:

1.  William "Bill" Sohan

2.  James Cunliffe

3.  Emmett Woods

4.  Chris Hamel

5.  Kevin Strommer

6. Julia Kammerer

7.  Taylor Van Keuren

2019 Top Team Fundraisers -

Mahoney's Irish Pub

2019 TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM - MAHONEYS

 

2019 Cool School Challenge Winners

DC Boces

2019 Fishkill Cool School Challenge

 

Teresa Gilli

845-262-6011

tgilli@nyso.org

Help raise money for the athletes of
Special Olympics New York by asking your friends,
family, co-workers, etc. to support you
in taking the PLUNGE!
Then, take a dip or slow crawl into
the chilly waters.