R“Emarc”able Turnout: Plungers Bear Elements at Revere Beach
A record amount of EMARC Polar Plunge participants took part in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Polar Plunge at Revere Beach on March 3.
While the weather was in the mid 40’s, the endless rain made Revere Beach feel more like the conditions of a January storm. Nonetheless, nothing could stop the determination of the The r“Emarc”ables who waded into the brisk waters of the Atlantic for the annual Special Olympics Massachusetts winter fundraiser.
The r“Emarc”ables were composed of 35 EMARC employees, friends and families. This was a special year for the team; 2012 saw the highest number of generous and fearless r“Emarc”ables.
“The best part of the Polar Plunge is that all the money donated goes directly back to EMARC athletes”, says Recreation Assistant Director Laura Wilcox.
And the EMARC athletes are surely proud of their plungers. $10,090 and counting has been raised thus far. Plungers are still collecting their donations and have until March 9 to submit their final numbers.
While many r“Emarc”ables are still warming up from Saturday’s frosty dip, Wilcox is already focused on 2013’s r“Emarc”able agenda.
“The plan is to raise more money and get more plungers”, said Wilcox.
For those who want to donate to the r“Emarc”ables team, online donations can be made here: http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=490539&lis=1&kntae490539=C5846E965E2841A3802A4425E18CEF1B&supId=0&team=4907699
EMARC is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 1954, EMARC has helped our participants to live, work and play in our communities. The human service agency provides a wide-array of programming, which includes services for Residential Support, Day Habilitation, Vocational Training and Family Support services through their Family Resource Center. To learn more about EMARC and all of its services and programs visit TheEmarc.org.