Owen English's Page


2012 Polar Plunge Joliet

Joliet, Illinois

Owen English's Page

Thank you for visiting my Polar Plunge fundraising page. I am once again participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.  I have been plunging in my brothers honor since I was 5!!   They say anyone with a little guts and a warm heart can take the Plunge and I am one of those folks. I’m collecting donations from family, friends, and anyone else who wants to support the nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 6,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 of Special Olympics Illinois! Your donations will help provide athletes with intellectual disabilities like my big brother Cole the chance to participate in year-round sports training and competition.

       My big brother Cole was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with Autism.  Cole participated in the Young Athlete Program and now participates in Special Olypmics. He participates in the MATP games which focus on motor skills and hopefully one day prepare him to particpate in another Special Olympics sport one day.  We are very proud of him, he has earned 2 gold medals!   I am very proud of my brother.  He is not like my friends brothers but he is a good brother and he cares about me.  I like to help him and I like to help him learn. Sometimes he will play soccer with me and try to make baskets with a basketball.  He is really good at throwing things!!   

To reward your generosity, I’m going to join more than 5,700 people statewide who will voluntarily jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter as we take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges for Special Olympics Illinois. I guess you could say that I’m “Freezin’ for a Reason”!

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to the LETR Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois.

Many thanks for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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