I don't normally beg for votes, "likes", or money (really, normally I don't) but I'm throwing one out there. As most of you know I'm now a member of the DRDC (Dark River Derby Coalition), the local roller derby team. Right now it's off-season so I haven't been able to bout yet but the team of derby girls is about much more than putting on their skates and beating other girls up. It's also about raising money and awarness for charities. In fact, any proceeds or admission prices that DRDC raises during bouts goes right back to charity. We dump a lot of money, but make none.
To put our name out there and to most importantly raise money for a special cause I have joined up with some of the other derby girls to take the plunge. The Polar Plunge that is! On February 22nd we will be braving the freezing weather and jumping into frigid waters. Any and all proceeds raised will go to the Special Olympics. I have committed to “be bold and get cold” for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois by taking an icy dip into the frigid winter waters! I know – you’re probably getting cold just thinking about it! While the cold I will experience is temporary, the positive impact this will have on the lives of Special Olympics athletes across Illinois will last a lifetime.