Local Real Estate personalities Nancy K. Smith and Tom Weber, both from
First Weber Group, were a part of the more than 2,500 volunteer dunkies to
take a chilly dip into Madison’s Lake Monona last Saturday, February 18th.
Why jump into a frozen lake, in Wisconsin, during the winter?
To raise money for the Special Olympics, of course. Nancy and Tom raised money
through donations form co-workers, friends and a matching gifts program
through the First Weber Group Foundation. Their efforts yielded a combined
donation in excess of $2,400. Relatively new to the plunging experience,
this was a substantial donation for a one week fundraising efforts. Current
estimates are that the Madison Polar Plunge raised in excess of $500,000
during the 5 hour event! Kooky costumes for the plunge and auctioning off
their heads for extreme makeovers by co-workers inspired donations and left
Tom with hot pink hair for several days. “It’s all in good fun, and for a
great cause” said Tom.
When asked if they would do it again, Nancy and Tom replied that they hoped
that this year’s effort and promotion will inspire others to form permanent
plunge teams for First Weber and that they both plan to continue to be a
part of the team. “That way we can do even more to continue supporting the
many Special Olympics athletes and plunge events throughout Wisconsin” said
Nancy. With over 50 First Weber offices located throughout the state, it’s
Nancy and Tom’s hope to eventually have plunge teams in each of the 12
different Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” events that Special Olympics holds throughout Wisconsin each year. If you are interested in making a donation or taking
the plunge yourself, you can get more information at
Thanks for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for information on how the First Weber Foundation helped two managers make a splash with the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser. If you liked this post, please comment or share. And we’d love to know if YOU ever did a Polar Plunge! Let us know with a comment. For more on what the First Weber Foundation has been involved in, please see our First Weber Foundation video at firstweber.com or our Foundation category on the blog.
photo credit IPI Wisconsin