3rd Annual
COMING SOON in 2021
to a pool near you

Dare to take the PLUNGE?

Chill Out…..You’ve Got This

Freezin’ For A Reason is so much more than an icy dip in the water.
Participants ‒ or “plungers” ‒ raise funds to get wild and plunge into an icy pool at The Wellness Center in Johnson City.
It will be the coolest event in TN ‒ literally ‒ and it’s all for an amazing cause!
Start raising your funds today with your team or individual by registering and setting your fundraising goal.

The overall goal of this year’s event is to raise $100,000. This large goal is but it will make a huge difference in people’s lives in our community.

Half of the money will be used to help GSM open a second Thrift Store which will help fund the work of the ministry for years to come and provide jobs for many people.

The other half of the funds will be helping to help start “Free To Live”. A program that provides a path for people coming out of prison to get short term housing, life skills, job training, and a guaranteed job through one of our business partners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We want to make sure you are prepared and ready to have a ton of fun at Freezin’ For A Reason.
Take a few minutes to find all of the answers to all of your questions.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, just ask!

GENERAL QUESTIONS
WHAT IS FREEZIN' FOR A REASON?

Freezin’ For A Reason is a fundraising event where people, (known as “Plungers”)  jump into an icy pool at The Wellness Center in Johnson City in effort to support Good Samaritan Ministries.

WHEN & WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT BEGIN?

Stay tuned for 2021 date

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO PLUNGE?

There is no age requirement to participate in the plunge. Young children are more than welcome to Plunge and that decision is left to the sole discretion of a parent or guardian. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian present at the Plunge at all times.

WHERE WILL THE PLUNGE HAPPEN?

The Plunge will happen at
The Wellness Center
200 Med Tech Parkway, Johnson City, TN.

WHAT DO I WEAR TO PLUNGE?

You may wear whatever appropriate clothing you want to Plunge. Many teams dress up and coordinate costumes, and we suggest that you bring a towel and dry clothes to change into after you are finished Plunging.

WHERE DO I CHANGE CLOTHES BEFORE AND AFTER PLUNGING?

Location will provide separate men’s and women’s changing areas for all Plungers. The Wellness Center will not be responsible for any personal items that are lost, misplaced or damaged at Freezin’ For A Reason. 

IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT THE PLUNGE?

Alcohol is not allowed at this family friendly environment.

WILL THERE BE PUBLIC COVERAGE OF THE PLUNGE?

Put on your best smile and be prepared. Local television and social media posts will occur during this event. You’ll want to look your best as you plunge into the icy pool.

WHAT IS FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON CANCELLATION POLICY?

The event will happen rain, or shine, or sleet or snow. In the event of inclement weather affecting road conditions, we ask you use your best judgement. The most important thing is the safety of everyone.

CAN SPECTATORS COME AND WATCH?

Of course. We actually encourage it. Bring your friends and family out to come support your Plunge. Donations are welcome for all spectators.

ARE PRIZES AWARDED FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES?

Yes. Prizes/trophies will be awarded in the following categories:
• Best dressed
• Most donations raised broken by down team categories and individuals.

FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO PLUNGE?

Freezing’ For a Reason is a fundraising event for Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc. We encourage each Plunger to raise a minimum of $100 in order to Plunge. However, no plunger will be refused with a monetary donation.

DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER?

No. You do not have to pre register, but if you do, it sure would be helpful. Registering allows you to create a fundraising page to better your efforts. Register yourself or a team here. If you are not registered, you can register the day of the Plunge and bring your fundraising donations with you to turn in.

HOW DO MY SPONSORS MAKE AN ONLINE CONTRIBUTION?

Once you sponsor yourself or  your team, you will be given your own fundraising page. Direct your sponsor to your personal fundraising page  to submit their contribution. 

ARE CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS PUT TOWARDS MY FUNDRAISING TOTAL?

Yes. As long as the matching gift is received by Good Samaritan’s Ministries prior to your Plunge, it will be added online to your fundraising total.

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY OFFLINE DONATIONS?

Please bring all offline donations with you to check-in. Cash and check donations will be added to your fundraising total and corresponding incentive level. If you are not able to collect all of your offline donations prior to your Plunge, you can mail in donations to:
Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc.
Attn: Freezin’ For A Reason
100 N. Roan Street

Johnson City, TN. 37601
Please Note: Only offline donations received by Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc prior to check-in will be added to your fundraising total.

WHO SHOULD CHECKS BE WRITTEN TO?

Good Samaritan Ministries
Memo: Freezin’ For A Reason 

CAN MY DONATION BE REFUNDED?

Charitable contributions to Good Samaritan Ministries are non-refundable.

ARE DONATIONS TO GOOD SAMARITAN’S MINISTRIES, INC, TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. Good Samaritan Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Please contact our office for our tax/EIN number.

Volunteer at the Plunge

Volunteer positions are always welcome. Not the type to jump in a frozen pool in the middle of winter? Volunteers are always welcome to help with a large variety of roles. You can still be a part of the action (and fun) while supporting the Plungers and Good Samaritan Ministries. 

Visit here to volunteer today!

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