It's that time of year again ... when otherwise rational people dress up in crazy costumes and jump into the lake in the middle of winter at Polar Plunge events, all to raise money for Special Olympics.

Several of our members delight in helping out with this event every year. Here are three scheduled for February 28, 2015 ... sure hope it warms up at least a LITTLE bit!

Broadway Express (Effingham) was the first IMAWA mover to get involved with Polar Plunge a few years ago, and next Saturday (Feb. 28) is no exception at Lake Sara in Effingham. Here's what James Craig told us about this year's participation: "Every year we provide a trailer so that the “Plungers” have a place to get out of their wet, cold, crazy costumes and get into their dry clothes. This year we have an employee, Cody Eller, who is going to “Take The Plunge.” He has a child with muscular dystrophy and after hearing me talk about the Polar Plunge and what its purpose is, he felt led to do a little more and raise some money and take the plunge. Check his picture out on our Facebook page (Broadway Express).

It’s a lot of fun and it is for a good cause. After a long winter, I am always looking forward to this event. If anyone is wanting more info on how we set the trailer up or how they can get involved in their local Polar Plunge, just have them give me a call or e-mail. I will definitely send pictures."

Harlow Moving & Storage (Mt. Vernon) will be helping out again at Lake Carlyle. Two trailers will be used for changing rooms, and they're transporting tables and 300 chairs for the event. Jay Tate says, "We set up Friday nite and break down Saturday afternoon. I love this event!" (And he promises to send pictures!)

Muscle Relocation, Inc., Carbondale, will be providing trailers as changing rooms at Lake Carbondale.  This is the second year Leo Miller has volunteered his employees and equipment at this event, and it looks like no end in sight!


Polar Plunge isn't the only fun event in the wintertime. Two Men and a Truck ILCC 173570MC (Des Plaines) partnered up again this year with the Special Olympics of Illinois to deliver their mats to Canlan Ice Sports for their Skating Championships. Once the mats were delivered, Truckie had the opportunity to meet the athletes and wish them good luck before they went out on the ice. Truckie was very impressed with the performance from Frozen! He also enjoyed the Opening Ceremony.