Mainers to Brave Cold Water for a Good Cause With the St. Paddy’s Day Plunge in Portland
Ready for St. Patrick's Day? Ready for all the festivities and fun?
Well, a bunch of Mainers are going to be kicking it all off by jumping into some freezing cold water at the East End Beach in Portland at 5:30 a.m. March 17 for the St. Paddy's Day Plunge.
But it's not just about braving the frigid temperatures. In fact, this tradition that's been going on for nearly 20 years helps raise money for the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation.
The foundation assists with treatment expenses, home modifications, support groups and social events for burn survivors and their families, and they host a winter burn survivors all-inclusive camp for children 11 to 17 years old.
And guess what? One of Townsquare Media's own, The Captain of WBLM, will be making the jump.
So where do you come in to help? You can make a donation to his team, Firehouse Subs and the Captain, or you can join his team and jump with The Captain!
After the plunge, Ri Ra in Portland will open their doors at 6:00 a.m. for a complimentary St. Patrick’s Day Irish breakfast for jumpers who want to warm up after the event, followed by a live an auction and raffle to raise even more funds.
And did we mention the pipes and drums coming through the restaurant at 10 a.m.?
It's going to be another unforgettable St. Patrick's Day, that's for sure.