Wakeman Boys & Girls Club will hold its newest fundraiser on Saturday, February 11 at 1pm at Jennings Beach in Fairfield. Freezin’ for a Reason is an event where individuals and groups jump into Long Island Sound to raise money for Wakeman. Participants receive pledges from friends and family to support their plunge.
This is a fun way for adults and kids of all ages to raise funds for the more than 100 programs that take place annually at Wakeman’s Southport and Stratfield Clubhouses in Fairfield and the new Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in Bridgeport. Megan, age 12 and a member of the Wakeman Torch Club is looking forward to the event, “I have done an event like this in the past with my father and brother for another charity. To do it now and raise money for Wakeman is going to be great!”
Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers in various categories and plungers are invited to a post-plunge party immediately following the event. In order to plunge and attend the post-plunge party, adults are asked to raise a minimum of $200 and kids a minimum of $100.
To learn more or sign up, visit www.firstgiving.com/wakeman/freezin or call Wakeman’s Development Office at 203-908-3378.