Polar Plunge

Justin Friday:


Did you go to the volleyball tournament during 5th block the day before Thanksgiving? Between November and December, the Polar Plunge Team raises funds and has become a staple of the holiday season here at Oakdale year after year.

For the Polar Plunge, students pledge money towards the Special Olympics and jump into the frigid Chesapeake on a cold day in January. You may have heard announcements about it or have seen the snowflakes next to the library. The “Snowflakes” are a massive gauge that shows how much money the team has amassed towards Special Olympics, and when they raise a certain amount certain faculty will join students in taking the plunge.

“We’ve raised a lot of money,” says teacher, Greta Harrison. “You can see just how much on the wall next to the library.”

You can donate money without physically jumping into the Chesapeake on January 26th, but everyone is encourage to come out to show their support for Special Olympics and represent their Oakdale pride. And if the Polar Plunge doesn’t appeal to you you can participate in the annual pie-ing of some Oakdale teachers like Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Isacco, and Mr. Bingman and more, all waiting to get a pie in the face for charity.