Brace yourselves as we take you on a chilly journey that left us with frozen toes but hearts full of warmth! We swapped our paint cans for swimsuits and embraced the frigid challenge of the renowned Polar Plunge! Simply put – We gathered our team, and any brave friends and family members, to raise money and jump in a frozen lake in the middle of Minneapolis!
Team Headwaters Painting endured the cold and freezing waters of Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis for the Polar Plunge! This was our 4th year committing to this event and we raised $5,070 as a team! In years past, we have participated in the White Bear Lake Location, as well as Lake Bde Maka Ska.
The Polar Plunge is not just a test of bravery; it’s an opportunity to make a difference in our community aside from painting homes! All proceeds from this event will go to the amazing Athletes of Special Olympics, MN! Thank you to our clients, family, and friends (from all parts of the country) who donated any amount for this fun event and great cause!
Our “why” for participating in this event started with our Co-Owner, Danie. Before joining Ryan in Headwaters Painting she worked in Special Education for almost 10 years. However, it was her years in middle and high school volunteering as an assistant coach in Special Olympics Track and Field that ignited her passion for going into the field in the first place. Although she has moved into a very different line of work, she loves staying connected this way!
“I love gathering people together to join forces for a common goal (especially one that forces us out of our comfort zone), the camaraderie, and contributing to the athletes and an organization that fosters connection, belonging, and opportunity!”
Headwaters Painting plans to participate in this event for years to come – and we are happy to recruit any interested souls if you are interested! Which location in MN will we try next?