February 1, 2020 Canoe Creek State Park 205 Canoe Creek Rd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Winter Games Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge
What is a “Cool School” Team?
Teams consisting of your classmates, teachers, friends, or family who get together to raise money for the Plunge!
“Cool School” Team Rules:
When creating a “Cool School” team, the name must read as follows: School Name – Team Name
Each “Cool School” team member must raise a minimum of $35
Participants receive a Plunge t-shirt and the great feeling of “freezin’ for a reason.”
Why a “Cool School” Team?
Show your school spirit, community support, hang out with friends and family, and feel good. Plunging and fundraising is more fun in groups! You can also qualify for incentives and have a great time with friends and family while supporting a good cause. It feels good to do good!
How do I form a “Cool School” Team?
Grab your classmates, coworkers, friends and family for a fun day in support of Special Olympics PA! Register online. Go to: Register, then Create a Team & name your team (remember put your school name in there somewhere). Then under select registrations, choose Cool Schools as your participation type & spread the word to others to join your team!
How do I join a “Cool School” Team?
Thanks for your willingness to join us! We are excited to have you and so are your teammates. Register online.Go to: Register, then Join a Team & select your name your team. Then under select registrations, choose Cool Schools as your participation type & start fundraising!
“Cool School” Team Captains
What is a “Cool School” Team Captain?
A “Cool School” team captain serves as the liaison between the Plunge and the “Cool School” team members
The Role of a “Cool School” Team Captain:
Build a team and get as many members as you can
Set a fundraising goal for your team; Work with team members to set their individual fundraising goals - $35 minimum required to Plunge
Provide team members with fundraising tools
Coach and motivate your team to success; Generate enthusiasm for the event via email, Facebook, newsletters, school announcements, etc.
Team captains organize and delegate team fundraising events
Stay connected with the team: Send regular emails, phone calls, meetings
How to Be a Successful “Cool School” Team Captain:
Ask people you like and trust to be on your team: Classmates, Sports Teams, School Organizations or Groups
Have a team kickoff to get things started
Select a Co-Captain to help you
Organize your team by forming committees
Lay out team fund-raisers on a calendar and discuss responsibilities
Work with and support team members
Create a team newsletter
Phone calls or emails with updates, reminders, schedules, etc.
Keep your team informed of progress
Motivate, excite, and enthuse your team!
Consider developing a team theme with t-shirts and costumes
Have a team captain wrap up party
Review team activities, fund-raisers, etc. to find out what worked and what can be improved
Distribute any incentives for your team
You can even have your own team awards!
Start planning for next year!
Overall Top “Cool School” Fundraising Team
The coveted “Cool School” award will be given to the school that raises the most money overall.