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Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ fundraiser is building steam for Saturday plunge to benefit Special Olympics

At last, we at the Tacoma Weekly have the answer to the question so many readers have been asking: Are you guys nuts? Yes. Yes we are, and proud of it, too.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective and PIO Ed Troyer asked us to round up a team of staff, friends and readers to jump into Puget Sound.

He’s organizing Pierce County’s Polar Plunge (Freezin’ for a Reason!) to raise money for Special Olympics, and we’re proud to join the roster of teams as TacomaWeekly Strong. We’ll meet Sat., Feb. 23, at Owen Beach. Check-in runs from 9-11 a.m., with a costume contest at 11:30 a.m. and the dash to a shivery doom at noon.

Now we’re inviting you to join our team, TacomaWeekly Strong. You can sign up to plunge with TacomaWeekly Strong or to cheer/heckle/cackle from the Chicken Coop. Either way, you get the event T-shirt if you register and raise $50 in donations.

We offer one more option for those who want to support the Special Olympics without the spectacle of adults running into Puget Sound when they should know better: You can go to the Pierce County Polar Plunge website, and make a donation backing anyone any team.