The Basement Doctor had an amazing experience on Saturday, February 18, when we were the presenting sponsor for this year’s 15th Annual Polar Plunge at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This fun and unique event was one of nine plunges taking place in the state of Ohio. All proceeds from these events directly support and benefit the 26,000 athletes of Special Olympics Ohio.
Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $75 or $50 (students) in pledges by the day of the plunge. On the day of the event, Special Olympics said that nearly $100,000 was raised! This is important because Special Olympics Ohio is dedicated to making sure no family or Olympian is financially responsible for participating.
The event included a fun costume contest with awards for individuals and teams, as well as an after-party at the zoo.
In addition to our sponsorship, Team Basement Doctor had 12 plungers participating this year, and many of our employees donated to the team or came out to the zoo to show their support at the event. Our team raised a total of $1500.
Special Olympics is a cause that has always been very close to our hearts, and we hope to have an even bigger team next year!