Plunging For a Good Cause!

Jonathon and I attended the, Polar Plunge, which raises funds for the Special Olympics, at SIUC.

IMG_3742 2Having been an employee of the Physical Plant for over 32 years…I still have a great affinity for the organization that afforded me so many opportunities.

I think that the PSO Director, Brad Dillard, is the finest team leader that I have had the opportunity to know…and that, period of time is, now over 40 years!

IMG_3737 2This year is especially significant to me, as my friend, Elizabeth, who I, initially hired …many years ago….was, once again, participating in the event…even after undergoing, significant challenges, over the past year.

Elizabeth has an indomitable spirit!

IMG_3730 7 copy 2IMG_3733 6I thought that I would get a little closer to the, plunge action, this year and I saw a nice and close spot that was on the edge of the lake.

I noticed that there were several people taking photos on both my left and right…and so I, gingerly, stepped on the large stones…and began to take photos of what is a, perhaps, a minute event.  I could hear shouting in the background, and when  I looked around a lady, screamed at me to, move!

My apologies to the upset photographer…as it was clear to me that she could not tolerate a giant…even a, stooping one.

IMG_3729 8 copyNext year I will bring my camera with the zoom!

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11 responses

  1. Must be freezing cold waters!! For a good cause!👍🤗

    1. 🌬💨🥶

      1. Hahaha! I don’t mean to laugh but you did it for a good cause🤗🤗

    1. Thank you, my friend! 😉

  2. Okay, I understand what the yellow vests are for (if anybody dies of the cold, the body’s easy to find), and the plungers are self-explanatory (what sane person goes into a lake without one?), but I can’t come up with a reason for the hard hats. Help me out here, please.

    1. I think they must complete the costume? The team participants are representing an organization that is involved in construction 🔨.

      I noticed that they removed them before plunging under water! 😉

      1. I’ll sleep better tonight for having an answer to that. Thanks.

      2. 🌊👷🏻‍♂️👷🏻‍♀️

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