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Special Olympics Virginia

2011 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival

Virginia Beach, Virginia

ruth gray's Fundraising Page

Special Olympics changes lives by benefiting more than 9,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across our Commonwealth and impacts communities in many powerful ways. Your donation to Special Olympics Virginia through this event is vital in making transformation possible and changing views about people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia uses sports as a catalyst to change society’s perceptions and treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This is an incredible cause, Special Olympics is not a United Way charity. They recieve no federal, state or local funding. They rely solely on private donations from people like us. No dollar amount is too small or too large.The past 3 years I have raised over $12,000.00 with the help of my family and friends. Some donations were $5.00, some were $300.00.

   On January 11th The Norfolk Botanical Gardens donated 2 car passes to The Special Olympics of Virginia. 2 very lucky donors each got one pass. Each pass is good for up to 6 people per car. Great chance to see some beautiful stuff and support a great cause at the same time. Thanks to NBG for the support.

   On January 12th I added for auction 2 different packages. Both contain Washington Redskin collectors items.  The first package was taken by Joan Domroski. It came with a photo of Coack Mike Shanahan, donated by the Washington Redskins Organization. It has been professionally matted and framed ,courtesy of Cathy and Jim Bush of Coastal Framing. In addition to framing the photo, Coastal Framing also donated a photo of the 1937 Championship Redskins featuring Sammy Baugh. Both photos are autograph prints and are framed to match. Then and now Wow. Coach Shanahan could someday be Hall of Fame. And maybe bring The Trophy back to Washington. The second package was taken by Ronnie Wilder. It came from my private collection. It includes 2 beer glasses,2 wine glasses, 2 mugs, all with the Redskins emblem. Also an official program from The Hall of Fame game 2008. Art Monk, Darell Green and Emmit Thomas were inducted to The Hall that year. Jim Zorn coached and won his first game as head coach. The Redskins beat The Colts.

   I want to thank everyone who has taken their time and money to help with this fundraising for The Special Olympics. Especially Eddie. Whoever you are. You have given me a new inspiration. Thank you for your kindness.



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I plunge for the athletes. And my soul.