Norfolk Lions Club Polar Plunge

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3rd Annual Polar Plunge

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA

Calling all strong, brave, and kind people to take the plunge or sponsor one of these courageous plungers at the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge at Lake Pearl in Wrentham, MA. The Norfolk, Wrentham, and Plainville Lions are co-sponsoring this event to benefit eye research for Mass Lions Eye Research Foundation (MLERF). On the first Saturday in April, plungers will endure the frigid waters of Lake Pearl. Come join the fun and support our purpose in being “Knights of the Blind”.

Businessman Take Plunge
Plungers in Costume


Running to the Plunge


“I appeal to you, Lions — you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind—will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in my crusade against darkness?” Helen Keller addressed Lions Clubs International Foundation Convention at Cedar Point, OH, in 1925. The Lions Clubs then adopted vision loss as their focus for community service.

In October 1951, the first state committee was appointed by the Massachusetts Lions Council of Governors then in the spring of 1952 Eye Research was voted on and adopted as the only official state-wide project. In 1953, the Lions Clubs of Multiple District 33 (Massachusetts) adopted MLERF as the first project that would be undertaken on a state–wide level. That first year, the Lions raised $5,000.


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