Lesly Pavlas

Team Captain Frozen Nuts 2018 Polar Plunge - Yorkville

Support Me

On March 4, I will once again take the plunge for Special Olympics Illinois at the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. This year marks my 18th plunge!!! I am committed to “be bold and get cold” for the 22,000 Special Olympics athletes participating across Illinois.

While I’m getting cold just thinking about it, I reflect back on the question I get every year... "Why do you do this?"  Honestly, after 17 years, I still cannot come up with a good answer; I always say "I don't know." Maybe this sounds silly, but it really is fun and quite exhilarating!  Even after all these years, those moments before going into the water, I still feel a bit of anxiety and anticipation.  Each year has brought a different experience with the water and air temperature.  I'm sure this year will be no different!  

To jump into the frigid waters, I have set a personal fundraising goal and I need your help to reach it!  Through these years, you have been a loyal donor; you have helped me reach my yearly goals.  I hope that this will continue.  Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to one “cool” cause and gets me that much closer to my icy dip.  Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion.

Donating through this site is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my Polar Plunge efforts and show your support for Special Olympics Illinois.  If you would like to #PlungeWith me or learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit www.plungeillinois.com for all of the chilly details.

Thanks in advance for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Get The Word Out