Nathan Jonaitis's Page


Mt. Pleasant Polar Plunge - 2012

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Nathan Jonaitis's Page

THIS JUST IN:  All individuals who donate $50 dollars or more to my plunge will be entered into a drawing for a 1hr photo shoot or 1hr party/event photography by my wife Lisa Jonaitis.  You can see her work by searching "Lisa YJ Photography" on facebook. She does amazing work!

*if you live more than 25 miles from Mt. Pleasant you will have to pay for mileage


Hello, my name is Nathan Jonaitis. I have been jumping into Rose pond, (one of the ponds by the football field at Central Michigan University), in the middle of winter for five years now. If you have ever attended CMU you would know how nasty the ponds are. So, not only do I brave the frigid temperatures, but I also get covered in a very nasty pond filth and odor. The up side is that all of the money that I raise goes directly to Special Olympics Michigan. This is something that I have had a lot of fun with and have become very passionate about. Any donation that you can give is a great help and greatly appreciated. I encourage you to come watch the event. I have a couple ideas for a costume this year but have not settled on one yet. My goal for this year is $6,500!

Great for businesses! I will carry a flag or banner, out to the jump, of my highest business donor! (Business needs to provide the flag/banner)

Awards to date (I have been doing this for 5 years and most, if not all, of the individual money raised also exceeded the most money raised by groups):
-2007 Golden Plunger Award (also raised around $1,200)
-2008 Most Money Raised by an Individual (around $2,500)
-2009 Golden Plunger Award and Most Money Raised by an Individual (around $3,200)
-2010 Most Money Raised by an Individual (just over $5,000)
-2011 Most Money Raised by an Individual (just over $6,000)

I would appreciate it if you passed this letter on to any friends, colleagues, or businesses that you feel would be interested in donating. Any questions you can email me at:

Ways that you can donate include: donate online, sending me cash or a check. If you do this make the check out to "Special Olympics Michigan". Also, you can personally give me cash or check (or email or call me and I will come pick it up).

Plunge date is: February 18th, 2012

If you need a receipt for tax purposes please let me know.

Thank you,
Nathan Jonaitis

(989)400-7983 or



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