2014 Seventh Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Are You Ready to Freeze?

Well, American Greyhound's brave Polar Bears are ready  to be Freezin' For A Reason for the Seventh year!

Some of you may already be familiar with one of our biggest annual fundraisers. Our organization is inviting any brave soul who would like to join us to plunge into the icy cold wateres of Lake Michigan in Chicago on January 1, 2014. Last year our organization raised approximately $13,000 for greyhound rescue. As usual, I'd like to shoot for the moon and see our goal reach over $25,000! After all, it is for the hounds. Every dollar raised by the Polar Bears goes directly to help American Greyhound find forever homes for unwanted greyhounds. 

If you are already the adventurous type and would like to join this merry band of Polar Bears, please Register to build the easiest fundraising page ever. It makes it simple for others donate and easy for you to fundraise.  Participants who raise at least $25 in donations from friends, family and co-workers get the privilege of receiving a commemorative Polar Bear Plunge long sleeve t-shirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge Warm Up Party, plus the chance to win additional prizes.  
You can also make a donation to one of the "polar bears" at firstgiving if you are not inclined to join us.

Happy Plunging!


P.S.   Don't forget about matching donation programs from your employers!  Many area companies offer this benefit but so few employees think to take advantage of it.  So check with your Human Resources Department and see if your company participates in this.  It's an easy way to get those pledges increased!  American Greyhound is more than willing to fill out any necessary paperwork to help get the donation.