Polar Plunge 2013 was a magical success!

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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.

polar plunge group

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…

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but our unicorn was a bit blue after her dip!

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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!

Fourth of July Parade

One of my favorite events this summer was the “Anyone Can Join” Fourth of July parade in downtown Corvallis. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of a theme; add sparklers and fireworks to the mix and I’m over the moon! Sick Town came decked out in red, white & blue with kids and pets in tow all to celebrate Independence Day! It was an awesome event with a great crowd, everyone celebrating our Country and of course the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. We have a number of skaters with loved ones and children serving in our military, which is why it felt so important that Sick Town get out and celebrate with a bang!

Sick Town was excited to have an opportunity to hang out with members of our community.  All of the Sick Town kiddos had a blast hanging out with each other and tossing candy to the crowds on the streets watching the parade. There were even llamas in the parade all dressed up in sparkly hats and funny glasses – I think the grown ups were as excited about them as the kids! It was a rad event, definitely a high light of my summer!

Cheers,
Jollie Knock-Hers #1984