Mat-Su Polar Plunge 2020

The 10th annual Mat-Su Polar Plunge hosted by the Mat-Su Sertoma Club is fast approaching and they are hosting their first organizational meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

WASILLA — It’s that time of year again. The 10th annual Mat-Su Polar Plunge hosted by the Mat-Su Sertoma Club is fast approaching and they are hosting their first organizational meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

“Jump for joy. It’s going to be a new decade. Make yourself happy and jump,” Mat-Su Sertoma charter president Paula Nance said.

The organizational event is open to the public and they’re actively seeking willing volunteers to help out in a variety of ways.

This fundraising event supports local charities with a focus on hearing health in the community. Jumpers, be it an individual or a group can create their own pledge page raise money and brave the cold by jumping inside the freezing waters of Wasilla Lake February 22, 2020.

Countless colorful characters campaign into the freezing waters, ranging from Bat-Man to Princess Elsa. Some people even make their own costumes. Although costumes aren’t required, they’ve become a staple of the Mat-Su Plunge experience. The audience loves seeing what people come up with and dressing up tends to make things more fun. Come watch, donate and support the Mat-Su Sertoma Club’s efforts for the community.

Nance has been involved with the Mat-SuSertoma since its inception. It means a lot to her and giving back is her one of her main motivators.

“I think it’s been giving; looking forward into the future. In September we’re offering free American Sign Language classes to the public… Just keep building on positive things that are happening,” Nance said.

The Plunge saw record numbers of donations this year, just shy of $20,000.in 2018.

Registration is currently open for jumpers. For more information, visit matsuhearing.org/matsu-plunge.

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann jacob.mann@frontiersman.com

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