Lakefront Living Realty is proud to sponsor the Third Annual M.T.E. Polar Plunge at Camp Marion (the town beach) on Lake Singletary in Sutton.
On Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013 there will be the third annual M.T.E. Polar Plunge. All Brave plungers are asked to donate $10.00 to the Michael T. Ellsessar Memorial Fund and sign a waiver to participate. The run into chilly Lake Singletary will take place at 10:00 a.m. This fun community event will include: Heated male and female tents for changing; A roaring bonfire on the beach (tended to and manned by the Sutton Boy Scouts; Bag Pipers to pipe you in and out of the water; On site Ambulance; Porta–potty; Hot coffee, hot chocolate and water; Polar Plunge t-shirts for sale (all profits go to the MTE Memorial Fund); Trophy for best costume; Trophy for biggest fundraiser – (Have your family and friends sponsor you to jump in the lake); Terrific after party at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club on Central Turnpike in Oxford from 12-4 p.m.
Mike Ellsessar was a 16-year old high school athlete and Sutton resident who played three varsity sports: football for Oxford High School, hockey for Northbridge High School and track and field for Sutton High School. He died of sudden cardiac arrest after receiving a blow to the chest during a football game at Quaboag High School in Warren, MA shortly before Thanksgiving in 2010. There was no ambulance at the field and no AED. Sadly CPR alone could not save him.
The Michael T. Ellsessar Memorial Fund will include annual scholarships, running Mike’s Sporting Spirit a gently used sporting goods store located at the First Congregational Church of Sutton, and the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for area high schools. This is part of an overall campaign to raise awareness and provide medical training in CPR and use of portable Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The Ellsessar Family & friends along with Rep. Ryan Fattman, Sen. Dick Moore and the students of Sutton, Blackstone – Millville, St. John’s and more worked with legislatures & the American Heart Assoc. to pass “Michael’s Law” a medical emergency response plan for all public schools in MA (signed by the Gov. last spring) Please help us make a difference! Thank You!