The Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge was initially brought into existence 13 years ago. At the time, a few patrons of the neighborhood Tiki Bar (Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub in Bradenton, Florida) got together and approached Clancy’s to join in and host the festivities on January 1, 2009. Mel & Rayma Stowe stepped up to the plate without hesitation. The event has taken off from there. The 13th Annual Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge is now scheduled for January 1, 2021.
Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge Benefits Our Community
In the last 12 years, more than $272,000 has been raised to support charities that target disadvantaged children. These organizations include The Blessing Bags Project, Feeding Empty Little Tummies, Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc., and Parenting Matters. Clancy’s Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge lives by the mantra, “GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE,” and through the support of local businesses, extended family, and friends, good things happen. This event is a true testament to everything good about our amazing Suncoast community.
This event brings together family, friends, and huge hearts that desire to help our community’s less fortunate children. There are numerous ways to get involved in this amazing event. Either by collecting pledges to plunge into the Gulf of Mexico’s chilly waters or through the sale of raffle tickets. If neither of those work, think about donating or bidding on the live and silent auction items. This year’s event can once again help those most in need in our communities.
Many of our Florida neighbors have had an especially rough 2020. Thus this event is more critical to kick off a new year than ever before. The plunge will happen at noon on Bradenton Beach, New Year’s Day, and plans for socially distanced safety precautions are underway. Additionally, a Post-Plunge Party at Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub at 6218 Cortex Road West with door prizes and live music by the Dr. Dave Band will help put the fun in fundraising.
To donate or pledge, please call Clancy’s at 941-794-2481 x 2
Or donate online HERE.
Photo courtesy of The Suncoast Post