2nd Annual
Big Chill Unified School Plunge

Special Olympics Maine is hosting its second annual Big Chill Unified School Plunge on Sunday April 22nd, 2018 at Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney.  This plunge is designed for student participation, although all are welcome to take the plunge in the chilly waters of Snow Pond.  All funds raised will benefit Special Olympics Maine’s Unified Champion Schools programs with 30% of a school’s total money raised going directly back to the school to help fund current  and future Unified Schools’ initiatives.  This years Big Chill Unified School Plunge theme is School Spirit!  Come join the fun, recruit your fellow classmates to take the plunge with you and come  “Chill” out while supporting a great cause! Participants are required to raise a MINIMUM of $75.00 and will receive the official commemorative Big Chill Unified School Plunge t-shirt. Additional incentives and prizes are available based on additional monies raised (see Incentives below.)

Share the information below with students, faculty and your school community.  Hang the School Poster in the school hallways and encourage your school community to participate in Big Chill Unified School Plunge to benefit not only Special Olympics Maine but their school as well!!  Remember 30% of a school’s total money raised goes directly back to the school to help fund current and future Unified Schools’ initiatives like a Unified Sports program, Spread the Word to End the Word awareness campaign and other Unified Champion School’s initiatives. This is a great way to get all students and faculty involved to have a “Chill” time, promote inclusion and raise money for their school and Special Olympics Maine’s Unified Champion Schools program.  Spread the Word today!

Here are the Specifics for the 2nd Annual 2018 Event:
What:   2nd Annual Big Chill Unified School Plunge –  to benefit Special Olympics Maine Unified Champion Schools Program
When:  Sunday, April 8th, 2018th @ 10am sharp to plunge! (POSTPONED TO APRIL 22nd)
Where: Snow Pond Arts Academy
Registration will be held that morning from 8:30 – 9:45 am at
Snow Pond Center for the Arts – 8 Goldenrod, Sidney, Maine 04330
Pre-Plunge Pancake Breakfast:  All participants will enjoy a Pancake breakfast prior to taking the plunge.  $10/per non-plunger
Plunge Theme: “School Spirit” – participants are encouraged to show their school spirit.  The school showcasing the most school spirit will be recognized after the Plunge.

Here’s How to Participate:
Raise a MINIMUM of $75 and register properly (additional incentives & prizes apply)Click here to let us know you will be taking the plunge! The day of the plunge all participants must also properly register in order to participate which includes turning in money raised at registration, along with a signed release form (enclosed in this packet).  Plungers will then receive a plunge “bracelet” and a commemorative t-shirt.  NOTE:  Additional incentives will apply for additional funds raised (see additional info enclosed).  GRAND PRIZES will also be awarded for the top individual and top team fundraising totals (certain requirements apply – see additional info enclosed)!

Incentives:
ALL Individuals raising a minimum of $75.00 will receive a commemorative Big Chill Unified School Plunge t-shirt.
Individuals raising a minimum of $250 will receive a commemorative Big Chill Unified School Plunge sweatshirt (and T-shirt)
Top Big Chill Participant – top individual fundraiser raising over $500 will receive a $100 visa gift card.
Top Big Chill School – top fundraising school raising over $1,000 will receive an additional 10% (above the 30%) of all funds raised by their students and a traveling trophy for “school bragging rights!”
Top Big Chill School Spirit Award – schools with the most school spirit will be recognized after the Plunge.

Take advantage of our online fundraising tool to increase your reach and fundraising capabilities – go to www.firstgiving.com/SOME/big-chill-unified-school-plunge to start your individual Big Chill Unified School Plunge fundraising page.

Please be sure to bring most recent printout of your page to check-in, in order to get credit for your online efforts!

Other important information:
School Plunge Memo
School Plunge Release Form 2018 
(all participants must sign and turn in at check-in the day of the plunge)
School Plunge Pledge Sheet 2018
School Poster
(Post in the hallways at school to encourage more participants to support your school)