VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge Raises $$ For Special Olympics
On Saturday (Feb. 14th), over a dozen area residents braved the chilly 45-degree temps of Puget Sound near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines for a special “Polar Bear Plunge” to raise money for Special Olympics.
The B-Town Blog was there, and our very own Bart Bryan, intrepid Ad Sales Dude, actually jumped into the water with the rest of the generous nutjobs.
Organized by Tukwila Police Officer Ted Rutt, the Valentine’s Day plunge was humorous and exhilarating for participants. Salty’s provided free clam chowder to all plungers, and numerous Tukwila cops, local firefighters, lifeguards and even an ambulance were present, just in case (there were no reported injuries, but there was a lot of hoopin’ and hollerin’).
We were happy to donate $100 to this worthy cause, and we also shot the following video story:
If you feel sorry for Bart after watching that chilly video, please console him with an email, then buy an Ad!