LETHBRIDGE-Are you ready to get cold for a cause?
Join the U of L Management Students’ Society for a polar plunge that helps make local issues like social isolation and education inequality #UNIGNORABLE!
Monday, October 7, 2019 | 11:00am-3:00pm
Dignitaries Foot-Dip at Noon
U of L Campus (bus loop)
The goal is to raise $10,000 in support of United Way’s Community Fund – a source of financial support for local organizations whose programs help people and families.
Event organizers Andrew Novello and Emily Giesbrecht say the event is a fun way to accomplish something meaningful.
“Last year, we raised over $7,000,” said Novello. “That money supports local programs, but the event also helps students engage with the community, and with each other.”
As this year’s lead organizer and MSS director of charity, Giesbrecht said it’s a big challenge, but one she’s eager to take on.
“We had some really great engagement last year, and we’re really stepping it up to connect with more groups on campus, and around the community so we can hit the $10,000 goal. You don’t have to be a student to join. It’s a community event for everyone.”
Connolly Tate-Mitchell, United Way’s marketing & communications coordinator said that events like these help put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising.
“Over the last few years, people on campus have been introduced to the ways that United Way helps the community. Chillin’ 4 Charity is such a fun, unique event that also helps do local good, and it’s good to see that being charitable, and having fun can go hand-in-hand.”
How the community can help:
The event is open to all members of the public. Local companies, clubs, and individuals are encouraged to sign up to take the plunge on October 7 between 11am-3pm. Participants and teams can set a fundraising goal and share personal fundraising pages on social media. Those wishing to support the event without getting wet can take in the BBQ or purchase tickets for raffle prizes.
Teams are encouraged to challenge other groups, companies or clubs, on or off-campus. Who will raise more? We’ll find out… Sign up at www.lethbridgeunitedway.ca/chill
NOTE: There is no cost to sign up as an individual or a team, but MSS needs help to reach the $10,000 goal! Participants are encouraged to share personal fundraising pages on social media so that friends and family can pledge their support.