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Lesley Haenny is the Seattle Editor for Miss A. She is an Air Force wife now living in the Seattle area. Prior to living in Seattle, Lesley spent 7 years in Washington, DC, working as a Congressional liaison. She grew up in a small, mountain town in Southern California, sandwiched between an older sister and a younger brother. Her two hard working parents taught her to always go for the clearance rack, bring your lunch everyday, work hard for what you have, and always take the opportunity to travel and play outside. Lesley has been actively involved in various charities such as the Animal Resource Foundation, Komen For the Cure, Prevent Cancer Foundation, American Diabetes Association and the Race for Hope (benefitting the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure).

Lake Union Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics Washington

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, you and your closest crazy friends can help benefit the Special Olympics Washington by taking a quick dip in Lake Union. Plunger participants who raise $75 or more will receive a t-shirt, earn prizes and take a dip into the frosty waters of South Lake Union!

(Photo Credit: Special Olympics Washington)

(Photo Credit: Special Olympics Washington)

Plungers who raise a minimum of $2,500 will become a part of the Super Plunger’s team, taking a dip in South Lake Union every thirty minutes from dawn until dusk, all while receiving VIP treatment and earning some fabulous prizes! You can also raise money virtually without being labeled a Plunger or a Chicken!

Participants will receive a complimentary cup of Ivar’s delicious clam chowder. Non-participants can purchase chowder for $2, with all proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics Washington.

Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Super Plunge begins at 7 a.m.
Plunger Check-In: 10 a.m.
Plunge: 12 p.m.

South Lake Union Park
1000 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Ph. 206-684-4989

Please click here to register for the Polar Plunge.

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