Come join us as we take the Polar Plunge into the Ocean on February 2, 2013 in Virginia Beach VA. The biggest fund raiser for many areas of Special Olympics, Area 6 is making a concerted effort to join the fun and fund raising. Register to plunge and set up a First Giving page which you can then share with family, friends and business associates. We have a bus reserved for the trip out to Virginia Beach and back and you are welcome to join us for the ride. Following are the instructions to register to join Seal Team 6 to Plunge. Please join us!
To register and create a FirstGiving page go to www.polarplunge.com and click on Register Tab. This link will take you to the Online Registration page. Click on ‘Plunge’ and you will be taken to the fundraising page for 2013 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival – Virginia Beach. Click on the big green ‘Register’ button and a ‘Register Now’ window will pop up. Each plunger is required to raise $100. Next to this ‘fundraising minimum’ enter 1 under quantity and select the Register button.
You begin the registration process to plunge by entering your email address. If you have previously signed up with firstgiving you will be asked for your password. If not, you then enter your billing address and a password for your firstgiving account. Remember your password. The page will automatically assign your name as part of your firstgiving URL (ie: firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Tom-Jones). Click on Next to continue.
Make sure ‘My Self‘ is selected at the top of the second page. Check that Type: is Plunger, then enter your phone number. Select ‘No‘ for No- I am not a team captain. Enter the name of the Special Olympics AREA program as SOVA Area 6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and read the “RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”)”. If you agree and still want to register, click in the box next to “I have read and agree to the above event waiver.”
When you agree, the ‘Join A Team‘ page will come up so you can join the Seal Team 6 team with SOVA Area 6. Enter Seal Team 6 where it says ‘Begin typing to search’ and press the Search button. The listing for Area 6 – Seal Team 6 will appear on the screen. Click on it and a check mark will appear to show you are joining this team. Click next.
The page to create your firstgiving fundraising page will appear under the tab ‘Create a Page.’ Select the icon you prefer as your photo or upload a photo to the page following the instructions given. Modify the text for ‘Your Story’ if you would like. Then enter the amount you hope to raise next to ‘How much do you plan to raise?’ If you want to ‘Make First Donation to Your Page,’ click on the box next to this text. Select Next.
If you selected ‘Make First Donation to Your Page‘ you will stay on this page but donation information will popup below ‘Make First Donation to Your Page.’ Enter the Amount you want to donate, decide if you want the firstgiving fees covered by your donation so SOVA receives the full amount you originally wanted to donate. (A percentage of each donation is kept by firstgiving to pay for this service. By selecting this box your charge will be increased by the amount of the firstgiving fee and SOVA will receive the original amount you wanted to donate.) Select the Display name for your donation or click on ‘Hide my name on your fundraising page.’ You can add a comment with your donation if you desire. Select Next. You will remain on the same page but billing information fields will popup for you to input your credit card information. Fill in this information and press Submit and your registration confirmation will appear.
If you did NOT select ‘Make First Donation to Your Page‘ and you press Next, the Donation page will come up with $0 due. Press Submit and your registration confirmation will appear.
If you are Plunging for Area 6 and you would like to ride the bus with us, please email Michelle Shores at FundRaising@area6sova.org to let her know.
Select here to see a listing of our Area 6 Plungers with their First Giving pages. You are welcome to donate to the plunger of your choice if you’d like to help us with fund raising for our Athletes.