BENEFITING: SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW HAMPSHIRE INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 02, 2014
There are several reasons why I'm running into the Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire on February 2nd.
1) it hasn't been cold enough this winter
2) I'm still mourning the Patriots' loss to the Broncos and I'm hoping the frigid waters will numb the pain
3) the event theme is zombies... enough said
4) the Special Olympics are awesome and I'm special enough to support them by risking becoming permanently blue
5) I'm unemployed and living with my parents and I need to throw myself in to something and I figured the ocean would be more constructive than a wall
6) my crazy, dare-devil, risk-taking Dad deserves a better Christmas present than a simple donation in his name so I'm giving him a human popsicle zombie version of myself plus a donation in his name
Reasons you should donate...
1) you love me!
2) you mildly dislike me! (let's face it... no one hates me...)
3) you love the Special Olympics!
4) you love the Patriots!
5) you hate the Patriots and this is your way of celebrating their defeat! (seriously why are we even friends?)
It's really simple, all I need is $50 for registration and at least a $300 donation. I'm covering the registration fee and the first $50 of the donation in honor of my father, but I need your help with the rest of the $250. To say that I know some awesomely generous people is a understatement so I expect to crush that minimum donation!!!! The Special Olympics is an amazing organization and if I'm willing to take the plunge in the dead of winter for them, then I think you can spare a few bucks! Any amount is truly appreciated!
More info on why the Special Olympics is a worthy cause:
People with intellectual disabilities can - and will - succeed when given the chance. With training and competitions in 14 Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder. They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again. From the local ball fields to the shining stage of the State Summer Games, from swimming to snowboarding, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is about sports...but ultimately, it's about so much more. For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and believe in themselves. It is inspirational when you see a father's pride in his son's achievement...a mother's relief when her daughter makes friends...siblings cheering for their brother or sister for the first time.
Your funding provides support to the 5,608 participants of Special Olympics New Hampshire!