Monday, March 9, 2015

Polar Plunge 2015 | Client Philanthropy

Normally I blog about photography session that I have taken, but this time I wanted to feature the philanthropy of one of my favorite clients; Tamara!  I have worked with Tamara and her family for a number of years. We photographed newborn sessions of both of her children, a maternity session and a family session.

This past weekend Tamara and her husband, Mark, did something amazing! They teamed up with the Black Knight Financial Services Polar Plunge Team, Tamara’s work team, and took the plunge into freezing Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

Watch their video below! 

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of courageous jumpers at a number of different locations around Minnesota. Individuals, organizations and businesses get involved in supporting Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by plungers goes towards programming and events for more than 8,000 athletes statewide.

Black Knight Financial Services accepted that challenge and braved the Minnesota elements: Minnesota Nice meets Minnesotan Ice! They had 18 plungers participate this year and raised $13,988! In the past they had bigger teams, but their company made a $10,000 donation to help them meet their fundraising goal!

At 40 degrees, it was a perfectly “warm” day to participate, as opposed to last year when we were in negative temperatures. When you watch the video below, pay attention to the female in the first group who does the belly flop; that is Tamara!

Tamara commented that the Plunge organizers have always treated them so wonderful! Every single one of them thanks each plunger and tells them how much they appreciate the continued support year after year. Tamara and her team got to meet some athletes and talk about how the Special Olympics changed their lives.

“Every year I think I’m more excited to start putting together our team for the next year!” commented Tamara.

Maybe next year I will head out with her to take some photos!

If you would like to donate, please visit her fundraising page.

View The Plunge!

Black Knight Financial Services 

Polar Plunge

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