The Polar Plunge is always such a fun event, and this year was no exception! Sick Town put together a group dubbed “Team Magic” – a gathering of magical wizards, mythical beasts, and the stuff of legends! Last year, we won the “Best Costume” award; however, this year, those sneaky law enforcement officers won with a reproduction of the cast of The Wizard of Oz, complete with kids dressed as flying monkeys. You just can’t beat kids in costume! We were a solid second.
We had a really strong showing with our newest skaters and league members, and we hope they know how much we appreciate their participation! Our mermaids had no problem with the frigid Willamette…
but our unicorn was a bit blue after her dip!
Despite the outcome of the costume contest, the real winner is, of course, Special Olympics of Oregon. With the money raised at the plunge, “Special Olympics Oregon [provides] year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.” We can’t wait for next year!
Each year, Sick Town puts together a team to participate in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Oregon. Our team members find sponsors who pledge to donate to our team, and in turn, we pledge to plunge into the frigid waters of the Willamette River! Teams can win prizes for various categories, such as having the most members, raising the most money, and having the best costumes!
This year, we are Team Magic! You can help our team by visiting our Donation Page, and making a contribution to the team, or to an individual skater. We all know first-hand how important sports and physical activity can be to personal development, so help us help others with a sponsorship! Then, come watch us as we take to the waters, rain or shine, no matter how cold the wind blows.
Here are the details:
- February 09, 2013
- Crystal Lake Sports Park & Boat Ramp, Corvallis
- 8:30-10:45am – On-Site Check-in
- 10:30am – Costume Contest
- 11:00am – Opening Ceremonies & Polar Plunge
Join us for the last bout of the 2012 Season – Sk8 Crazy Nights! Before we all get too frantic with the holiday season, enjoy one last family-friendly evening of fast-paced action. The Sick Town S*M*A*S*H Unit will take on Oly Rollers‘ Dropkick Donnas in a rematch almost a year in the making.
The event will be packed with the usual fanfare you’ve come to expect out of Sick Town – great grub, Ninkasi Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, a kids’ craft table and half-time games, a 50/50 raffle, and fantastic Sick Town gear for all ages. We’ll also be featuring delicious, adorable cookies by Wildflour Confectionary.
Pre-sale tickets are $10 General Admission, available in Albany at Abby’s Pizza, and at Aqua and The Uprise Skate Shop in Corvallis; you can also get advance tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, or your favorite derby dame!
VIP Seating is also available for $13 pre-sale at Brown Paper Tickets, and $15 at the door; this is a guaranteed front row seat! Pre-sale general admission tickets can be upgraded at the door.