Polar Bears at Lake Carolina Brave Chilly Water for Charity
January 11, 2014
COLUMBIA, SC - On a cold, windy & rainy Saturday in January, 150 adults & kids dove into the icy waters at Lake Carolina to raise money for Children’s Charities of the Midlands. Almost $3,000 was raised—the most ever for this event. Julia Burley, Lake Carolina’s event director, was especially pleased with the turnout despite the cold.
Participants paid a $10 donation to charity to take the plunge. Some people formed teams and began fundraising weeks before the event. Gary Matthews’ Polar Bear Brunch raised nearly $2,500 for the event. They collected donations from friends and local businesses. “We love the community we live in and certainly feel blessed to have landed here. It warms our hearts to combine bringing people together to have some fun and helping out the less fortunate children of our area,” said Matthews.
Lake Carolina’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge, now in its 10th year, is a favorite among residents & neighbors. Food & beverages were provided by Marco’s Pizza, Famously Frozen & Dunkin Donuts.
Children’s Charities of the Midlands is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting charitable endeavors that are committed to improving the health, welfare and education of South Carolina's youth.
Lake Carolina is located at 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard, in Columbia, South Carolina.
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