This is Ryan Hodska. Like last year, I am assisting my dad in organizing the Plunge. I know that many of you cannot wait to jump into Long Island Sound on January 16th for the annual Plunge, so here is all the information:
We have built a great annual tradition with the Plunge, where 100% of the raised funds have gone to ill children, tsunami survivors, wounded soldiers, … We are more than appreciative of the contributions made throughout the previous nine years.
First, for those that don’t know what The Plunge is; each year, we have recruited a bunch of other nuts to jump into Long Island Sound in Southport in January (January 16th this year), representing a great cause. My mom came up with the rule that only one family member needs to plunge. In return of our dumb effort, we get sponsors to represent us towards a greater cause, which leads to 2016.
I would like to have each Plunging member have the goal of raising $100 in support of their effort ($25 for students), which will be donated to fourteen year old Monroe native Anthony Katz. The idea is to get others to sponsor you in your Plunge effort.
Anthony was born with X-Linked MTM1, the severest form of Muscular Dystrophy. Doctors at birth gave him hours to live and said he would never see his first birthday. Little did they know that he will be celebrating his 15th birthday this May! Anthony's parents have two goals for the donations; they would like to take Anthony to Disney World, and they would like to put some of the funds towards the purchase of a much needed new van that will allow Anthony's wheelchair.
High Tide will be later in the afternoon, so we will meet at 2:15pm on Saturday, January 19th, at Southport Beach (between exit 18 and 19 off i95), and make the plunge at 2:45pm.
There are two ways to have your sponsors donate; you can click on the link https://www.crowdrise.com/anthonykatzourmiraca> to donate on Anthony's gofundme page, or they can make checks out to Anthony Katz, and send them to 18 Old Mine Lane, Monroe, 06468 or give them to us at the Plunge. Please let us know if you donated through the gofundme page by emailing us at email@example.com so we can keep records of the funds raised through the plunge.
Please let us know if you will be attending (you don’t even need to plunge) by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org , and Happy New Year!