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3rd Annual Polar Plunge
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Are you brrrrrave enough to take the plunge? On Saturday, November 23, 2019 warm hearted participants will take a cold dip in Lake Beckwith for a good cause. The third annual Maggie Drew Peters Memorial Polar Plunge will start at 10am. This event is set up to remember the life of Maggie Drew Peters and to raise money for a scholarship fund for seniors at Rye High School. Peters, who would have been a member of the class of 2018, life was lost to suicide in November of 2015.

Maggie's family started the scholarship fund as a way for her to be remembered, chose the polar plunge event to honor her adventurous spirit, and award Rye High School seniors scholarships to help them achieve their future dreams, as the family had hoped Maggie would achieve hers. The Maggie Drew Peters Memorial Scholarship is recognized by the IRS as a public charity and is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Scholarship under IRC Section 170. All money raised goes to scholarships.

Those brave enough to run into the icy waters raise money by collecting pledges from family and friends, so give generously when contacted. Plungers need to be getting their pledge forms and waiver releases signed and turned in. Forms are available from Karen Hopkins and throughout the community, and must be turned in to Karen Hopkins prior to the plunge. Pledge forms, checks and cash can be turned in to Karen Hopkins or cash and checks at ENT Credit Union. Donations can also be mailed to Karen Hopkins, PO Box 476, Rye, CO 81069. Make checks payable to Maggie Peters Memorial Scholarship or donate online at Elementary and Middle School age students must have adult supervision. To find out all the chilly details, call or text 719-821-1889.

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