Frigid water? Bathing suits? No problem! In early February at the annual Polar Plunge at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, members of the Payday team joined forces with Fin-Fit, a longtime Payday client that provides companies with financial wellness strategies. Along with thousands of other people, our two teams ran into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics Virginia.
This year, the event raised over $1 million! This is Payday’s second year participating in the Polar Plunge. We were spoiled in year one with 50 degree temperatures, sunny skies and no breeze. Year two tested our mettle as temps dipped into the low 40’s, the sun hid behind the clouds and there was a constant breeze swirling on the beach. When asked about the conditions, Jacob Linzy (Payday IT specialist) said, “It was definitely a lot colder this year! I couldn’t feel my toes when we came out of the water!” However, we warmed up (at least on the inside) when we heard cheers from the crowd and an endless barrage of “thank you!” from the families of Special Olympic hopefuls.
What a wonderful cause! Until next year, ocean…
The Payday Team with David Kilby, CEO of FinFit