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.

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.

I am doing my 5th Polar Plunge & jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan for my big sis and best friend - my EVERYTHING - miss Kelly Sweeney. Kelly was born with overall developmental delay. Through all the hardships she has faced in her life - she still wakes up every day like it's Christmas morning. Her smiles are contagious, some some her hugs even have healing powers (but really! lol). She is my favorite person and this is one of my favorite things to do every year with her in my heart, and with her by my side. Well...watching at least!

This year I would LOVE to build my team- CUTIE PIE KELLY'S PLUNGERS - And will set up a brunch for us to go to afterwards that day either in Evanston or in Chicago. Please reach out to me if you are interested! Don't want to plunge? Any donation of any size helps this amazing cause that has helped ourfamily so much over the years, and has kept Kelly's smile glowing, and competitive Sweeney spirit alive. Come check out her medals for yourself!

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!


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