Parkston Polar Plunge a Success [PHOTOS]
Well, the people of Parkston, South Dakota know one thing for sure now. When it comes to getting dry fast, JD Collins will show no shame! I came, ‘they saw,’ I jumped.
We’ll get to that here in a bit. I’d like to thank Melissa and Amy from Parkston for inviting me over for the Polar Plunge for South Dakota Special Olympics! I had a blast. Actually it was an Arctic Chill.
Our team of jumpers was with the Wizzard of Oz. I was the ‘Good Something.’ I say that because honestly I don’t remember. I was so ‘wigged out,’ from having to jump into freezing water on a windy cold day that I must have blanked a lot of this traumatic experience out of my brain. I know that I jumped with a great cast of jumpers though.
We had a blast dressing up and jumping in to raise money for South Dakota Special Olympics.
Understand that I’m obviously not the fittest person on the planet. But I knew that the less I had on, the faster I would dry off and be able to warm up. I don’t know if I learned that from watching Survivor Man on TV or from one of the locals who claimed it was true. All I know is that I did dry off quickly and to tell you the truth it was refreshing.
I know that they were able to raise over $20,000 last year for Special Olympics and they hoped to raise even more this year. Thanks to the people at Boog’s Bar on Mainstreet Parkston. They had a great spread of food before and after the event.
Oh, and special thanks to the guy who offered a ‘pull’ of a freshly opened bottle of Root Beer Schnapps. It might have been ‘just the right push’ I needed to do something like this in the January weather of South Dakota! And THANK YOU to all who donated to our jump! I think we raised right at $1000 for our team alone!