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LOGO 15thAnnualSloperPlunge 2019

This year marks the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA's 15th Annual Sloper Plunge! Last year, 165 warm-hearted members of the community jumped into Sloper Pond (located at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington) for a great cause! This year, we're expecting nearly 200 people to take the plunge! One hundred percent (100% !!!) of the proceeds from this event are used to send local kids to camp this summer.

Join us for our 15th Annual Sloper Plunge on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at YMCA Camp Sloper Pond!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE SOUTHINGTON BRANCH 

(proceeds benefit kids who reside in Southington)

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE CHESHIRE BRANCH 

(proceeds benefit kids who reside in Cheshire)

What is the Sloper Plunge?...

...Only the coolest and fastest fundraiser in the area! Each year hundreds of community leaders and volunteers jump into the icy waters of Sloper Pond in January to raise money for camp scholarships to local children in need have the opportunity to have the camp experience. We provide $50,000 in camp scholarships to local families. Check out the fun from last year.

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INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

STEP 1: Learn About the Event

CLICK HERE to download the complete information packet.

To participate in the plunge, you need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Minimum age of 18 years old to participate (as of January 18, 2020).
  • Must be able to swim. 
  • Obtain sponsorships for yourself totaling a minimum of $100 per participant.
  • Sign and submit a waiver prior to taking the plunge. 
  • All participants must pre-register with one of the Team Captains above. 
  • Turn in the PLEDGE FORM and WAIVER FORM to the YMCA in Southington or Cheshire (29 High St, Southington or 967 S Main Street, Cheshire) on January 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. OR bring it with you on plunge day at noon!


STEP 2: Join a Team!

2020 FEATURE TEAM:  Ben Was Here Foundation (led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  1. Team Southington YMCA: led by YMCA Staff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Team Cheshire YMCA: led by YMCA Staff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  3. Team Southington Police: led by Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Team Cheshire Police Department: led Officer Kristian Johnson
  5. Team Southington Fire Department: led by Fire Inspector This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and firefighter Anthony Esteves
  6. Team Board of Ed: led by Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BOE Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and JAD Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  7. Team Cheshire Public Schools: led by Superintendent Jeff Solan
  8. Team Southington Politicians: led by Town Council Member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & former Councilor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  9. Team Cheshire Politicians: Led by Jim Jinks and Liz Linehan
  10. Team Calvanese Foundation: led by Foundation Member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  11. Team Southington: led by HR Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Team Lake Compounce: led by General Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Leaping Ladies: Team Captains: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., & Danielle Hubeny
  3.  SHS Football: led by Head Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Team Cheshire High School Football: led by Head Coach Don Drust
  5. Team Pizza:  Pops, Viron Rondo, Cheshire Pizza
  6. Team Cheshire Community Volunteers: led by Don Dobbs

 

Not sure what team to jump with?? Southington - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cheshire - Contact Doug


STEP 3: Complete the Waiver

LINK HERE to complete and submit the waiver.

STEP 4:  Secure Donations

  • LINK HERE to learn how to raise $500 in less than 10 days.
  • LINK HERE to download a sample donation request letter - a template you can customize to deliver to family, friends, etc...
  • Set up your own fundraising page.  You can easily share on social media.  LINK HERE to raise money for SOUTHINGTON.  LINK HERE to fundraise for CHESHIRE.   
  • LINK HERE to download the pledge form.  This is to track donations from anyone who gives you cash/checks.

PLUNGE-DAY DETAILS

CHECK-IN

You can save time by checking in/registering the day before the plunge!
Friday, January 17 between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in SOUTHINGTON (29 High Street)  or CHESHIRE (967 S Main Street)  

OR

Saturday, January 18 at noon at YMCA CAMP SLOPER (1000 East Street, Southington)

PARKING AT YMCA CAMP SLOPER (1000 East Street) ON EVENT DAY IS LIMITED!
CARPOOLING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!


For additional information, please contact Mark Pooler, CEO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..