Laurie Vesolowski - Wilkey

Crestwood Copsicles 2018 Polar Plunge - Manteno

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This winter I will once again Plunge For acceptance, inclusion and fun as part of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge! That is right!  I have committed to “be bold and get cold”  It is going to be frigid! This winter I will #PlungeWith Special Olympics Illinois at the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. That is right! I have committed to “be bold and get cold” for the 22,000 Special Olympics athletes participating across Illinois. But I am especially doing it for one athlete in particular "MY SON".  Now more than ever since he just spent the last week in the hospital.  He wants to plunge with me but I don't know if his body has recoevered enough to do it this year.  This is something that is very near and dear to my heart.  As many of you know my son has special needs.  He has Dandy Walker Malformation and Duplication of the Xq28 Chromosome amongst a lot of other things.  But he is my WORLD!  There is nothing I would not do for him.  Please help me in this great cause.  Any amount donated is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support. 

While I’m getting cold just thinking about it, I’m excited to join the thousands of warm-hearted individuals that will participate in the Polar Plunge.  While my Plunge promises to be a little frigid, I do not mind because I am supporting the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

To jump into the frigid waters, I have set a personal fundraising goal and I need your help to reach it!  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 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!  It is for a great cause every donation counts no matter the amount.  Thank you again.  XO


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