Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Property Shop: Proud Supporters Of The Polar Bear Plunge!

Ask any local, and they'll tell you that one of the most amazing things about living at the Lake of the Ozarks is being surrounded by the incredible generosity of our local community. Lake residents are always donating their time, money, and services to countless local charities, helping to better our community and improve the lives of those around us. This week, The Property Shop at the Lake is excited to further this effort by supporting one the Lake's favorite annual winter events: the Polar Bear Plunge.

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The Polar Plunge
The Polar Bear Plunge is a fun-filled event where brave participants plunge into the icy waters at the Lake of the Ozarks on a chilly February afternoon. Participants can run, walk, or even crawl into the water, as long as they promise to submerge themselves at some point! Polar Plunges are held all over Missouri throughout the month of February, and all the money raised benefits Special Olympics Missouri.

Participants are required to be at least 10 years old and must raise a minimum of $75 to donate by the day of the Plunge. This year, the Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 27th. The Pee Wee Polar Plunge (specifically for kids ages 10 and up) will be held the day before.

For those who aren't up for the freezing waters, The Polar Bear Strut is also held on the 27th. These participants are still subject to being out in the February cold, but they are spared from the icy waters and instead get the opportunity to walk or run along the designated route.

Last year, plungers faced some of the coldest temperatures on record. The forecast looks a lot more forgiving this year, however - The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 64° and beautiful sunny skies on Saturday. This is GREAT news for anyone who was planning to plunge (or walk/run) in the cold!

About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization dedicate to bettering the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. On an international level, they work with almost 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries. They strive to engage youth, build communities, and promote healthy lifestyles for people with intellectual disabilities, their families, their coaches, and volunteers. Their goal is to promote better fitness, nutrition, and healthier lifestyles for everyone involved in Special Olympics.

The Property Shop Is Proud To Support Special Olympics Missouri!
We greatly admire the efforts of everyone involved in Special Olympics and are proud to support our state's events in any way we can. Last year, our real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks showed their solidarity by plunging into the icy waters. While we aren't plunging this year, we are still supporting the event! We are donating $100 from 80 separate real estate transactions, adding up to a grand total of $8,000. We are honored to support such a great cause!

Have A Great Weekend
Even if you aren't actively participating in the plunge or the strut, you can still attend the event to cheer on this year's participants. There are also plenty of other great events to attend, like Winterfest 2016: Roaring 20's Speakeasy and the Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show. As always, our Lake of the Ozarks REALTORS® are also available to take you on a tour of some the available homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks as well. Whatever you choose, we hope you have a great weekend at the Lake!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

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