You could say that I am "Friesen for a reason" again this year!!!! In honor of my dad and his favorite hockey team, The Chicago Blackhawks, I will be participating in the Chicago Blackhawks Special Olympics Polar Plunge. I have been participating in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge for 10 years; since beginning in 2008!  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 by taking an icy dip into the frigid winter waters of Lake Michigan... brrrrr

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! 

Please send warm thoughts my way on February 17th as I will be "Friesen for a Reason"! Feel free to come to the plunge and cheer me on or even join me in plunging! Thank you again for support! 



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