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Join The Paradise Plunge
East O‘ahu residents can help Special Olympics Ha- wai‘i through the return of the third annual Paradise Plunge fundraiser.
through college. There are additional mahalo gifts for the plungers who raise $250, $500, $1,000 or more. Reg- ister as a Passionate Plunger and raise $500, or as a Super Plunger and raise $1,000.
2022 Paradise Plunge com- pilation video on April 29 that participants can share with donors and supporters.
All participants are asked to share a video or photo of themselves performing any type of water activity — such as surfing, bodyboard- ing, snorkeling or taking the plunge in a swimming pool.
Participants can take the plunge by planning a day to “sea” their favorite beach or going diving, boating, surf- ing, or even taking a dip in the swimming pool if they’d prefer. Plungers are asked to send photos or a 60-sec- ond, horizontal video clip of themselves performing their “Paradise Plunge” via to develop- The deadline for submissions is April 24.
New to this year’s fund- raiser is the opportunity to be invited to an exclusive Plunge Party on a 50-feet catamaran hosted by O‘ahu Boat Cruises.
The Paradise Plunge is open to individuals, fami- lies and student groups, and anyone else who wants to take the plunge to support Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes. All plungers are asked to raise a minimum $100 donation to receive a Paradise Plunge event shirt. There is also a reduced fund- raising goal of $50 for stu- dents of all ages, elementary
Proceeds from this fund- raiser will help Special Olympics Hawai‘i continue to provide free year-round sports trainings and compe- tition and health, wellness and leadership programs for over3,400athletesstatewide with intellectual disabilities.
Wai‘alae Nui resident Kaipo is a 1-year-old fawn Italian Grey- hound. He has a great disposition with his human family and doesn’t mind wearing Build-A-Bear clothing in exchange for walks or runs at the beach and park.
‘East O‘ahu Voice’ is accepting photos of your furry (or scaly or feathered) friend for its Pet of the Week feature. Send your photo to and be sure to include your pet’s name, age, the area of East O‘ahu you live in and any fun fact you’d like to share with readers.
Following the completion of the event, Special Olym- pics Hawai‘i will release a
Registration for this year’s Paradise Plunge is now open at plunge2022.
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