C.J. Sweeney's Auldwood Polar Dip
EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2013
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 31, 2013
Registration for the Polar Dip starts at 9 a.m.
PLUNGE is at 10:00 a.m.
Camp Sunshine is pleased to announce the 2013 C.J. Sweeney’s Auldwood Polar Dip. We believe that together we can send many more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to our one-of-a-kind retreat in Maine.
With the strength of an event such as C.J. Sweeney’s Auldwood Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $15,000 in 2013. That is enough to send 7 Connecticut families to Camp Sunshine.
The Auldwood Polar Dip started back in 2009. “ To be honest, we first organized the plunge because it sounded like something fun to do with our close knit group of friends in Stamford” said Kristyn O’Brien, co-creator of the Dip. “So our first year started with 10 plungers. We then decided that if we were going to jump into the freezing Long Island Sound water, we may as well raise money for a good cause! In 2010, 30 people plunged and we raised funds for the CJ Sweeney Fund, who in 2011 connected us with Camp Sunshine”.
Who is C.J. Sweeney? To everyone who knew him, lifelong Stamford resident C.J. Sweeney was a fighter, eager to show the world that he had abilities beyond disabilities. Until his death from leukemia on December 2, 2007, 14-year-old C.J. didn’t let anything stop him from achieving his goals, whether overcoming the incredible odds of his premature birth at 33 weeks or taking on the everyday challenges of living with Down syndrome with a smile on his face and a song in his heart.
For 2013, C.J. Sweeney’s Auldwood Polar Dip is reaching out to the entire community in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Camp Sunshine. This year we're making it easier than ever to let all of our participants, volunteers and supporters get involved and help make a difference.
We've partnered with CrowdRise to encourage the entire community to unite and fundraise for Camp Sunshine. Just imagine the impact the entire community can have when harnessed to give back in a fun and compelling way!
You can create your own page or team page benefiting Camp Sunshine by clicking here.