Trottier’s 3rd annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics – Feb 13

Above: Trottier is again encouraging students to take a “quick dip” for a cause. (images spliced from 2019’s polar plunge album on smug mug, for a closer look, click here.)

Trottier Middle School* is hosting another Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics.

In a few weeks, Special Olympics MA is bringing its pool back to the school. The fundraising site promotes:

For the THIRD TIME, the brrrrrrave students of Trottier Middle School are taking the Plunge and raising funds for over 13,300 athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Registration opens immediately after school lets out at 2:30 pm and continues until 2:45 pm. Following registration will be a safety briefing. Plunge launches at 2:45 pm sharp! The entire event will wrap up in time for the late buses at 3:50 pm.

But it’s not only students who will be making the leap. Based on past years’ events, expect to see some faculty, administration and even public safety personnel getting soaked.

Participants can register in person after school that day. But by signing up online in advance, jumpers can also use the site to set up an individual or team fundraising page for their plunge. (Some have already taken steps.) 

Last year, the school raised over $14,000 through the plunge. This year, organizers are setting their goal at $15,000. Instead of a set registration fee, participants are asked to set a personal fundraising goal and/or donate to the fundraiser. (You can also donate without setting a toe in the icy waters.)

The event takes place after school on Thursday, February 13th.

As you probably know, the school doesn’t have a pool. The fun takes place in the parking lot, with participants jumping into a big inflatable pool while onlookers cheer.

Last year, Wicked Local captured highlights of the fun in the video below:

Their photographer also tweeted a pretty awesome shot.

For more pics, you can check out the Special Olympic’s smugmug album here.

To sign up, learn more, or support a plunger, click here.

*The fundraiser is organized by the school’s student-run Project Unify club led by teachers Pam Lunder, Lisa Klein, and Lori Scearbo.

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