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Angle Lake Shore Club Polar Bear Swim

Turley, Angela - Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Angle Lake Polar Bear Plunge and with it we’ll be introducing a new theme with purpose. This coming year, ALSC Polar Plunge will be more than just a reason for members and neighbors to get together, chat and to watch the ‘brave minded and strong hearted’ (?) gather on the lake shore to take the annual winter plunge – this year we’re incorporating a Food Drive which will not only help the local hungry but may also benefit anyone who chooses to participate in this New Year event!

We’ll be collecting any donated non-perishable food items and/or cash contributions to benefit the Highline Area Food Bank whose shelves are expected to be bare after supporting the many needs through the holidays. Spectators and participants will benefit by being eligible to WIN “ALSC Olde Skool” designed T-Shirts and Zippered Hoodies with retail values up to $80 each!    

Simply by showing up to the event at the Manor Club Beach on New Year’s Day entitles you to one raffle ticket for a chance to win; Showing up in costume (regardless if you’re planning to plunge or not) will earn you another ticket; bring non-perishable food items and/or one or more dollars for donation to the food bank, you’ll receive one raffle ticket for each item; and finally – taking the Plunge will earn you another TEN TICKETS for an additional TEN CHANCES to win a prize!

Hot Coffee and Cocoa is being provided by Starbucks and will be available for participants and spectators to enjoy before the plunge. A small gift will be awarded to the first 25 participants that meet the Polar Cub Club requirement of swimming to the dive platform and back.

Angle Lake Manor Club Beach
3419 South 194th Street
January 1st, 2013
Schedule:

  • •    11:00 AM Gates Open, Light Refreshments Offered
  • •    11:45 AM Raffle Prize Drawings
  • •    12:00 PM The Big Plunge
  • •    01:00 PM Conclusion

Hints and Safety Tips:

  • •    Dress Up in costume over your swimsuit to add whimsy
  • •    Come Early. Parking is limited. Carpool or come by boat.
  • •    Anyone with heart problems should consult your health care provider before participating. If you don't participate, you’re still welcome to join us and watch.
  • •    Do Not Drink. Alcohol does not warm you up. It accelerates hypothermia.
  • •    Do Not Stay In The Water Longer Than 15 Minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in the water than in air.
  • •    Keep Your Outer Clothing On until swim time and remove any wet clothing before getting back into dry clothes.
  • •    Have Fun!

Benefiting our local food bank, winning prizes, enjoying the company of our neighbors and having a Great Time!  That’s the true Reason why we’ll be out there Freezin’!  Hope you’ll plan to join us!  For additional information, contact Fuzz Hill at (206) 972-7220.

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