(This originally appeared on livingupstatesc.com)
Updated: February 16, 2023
Author: Sarah Collins
13 Stripes River Lodge will be holding a polar plunge event on Saturday, February 25, 2023 to raise money for ALS research.
“Everyone who is wanting to participate is asked to be here at 1 o’clock. We’re going to do a warm up and kind of get the blood flowing before everyone jumps into the river,” 13 Stripes Brewery co-owner Aaron Robinson explained. “At about 2 o’clock, we’ll get everyone lined up. Everyone will jump in, have some fun, splash around, and then when everyone comes out, we’ll have fire pits going. We’ll have live music going, food will be going, beer will be flowing, and everyone can just hang out and have some laughs.”
The brewery’s owners decided to host the event after their friend’s mother was diagnosed with the disease. They also created an Ales for ALS pale ale to benefit ALS research.
“The support from 13 Stripes is really great with the supporting beer and the funds that will go to ALS research,” Chris Laundra, friend and long-time customer, explained. “ALS TDI, which is the ALS Therapy Development Institute, is the top leading development research facility for ALS cures and causes. Their entire goal as a business model is to go out of business [and] find a cure for ALS, so that’s where the money is going to.”
You must be at least 18-years-old participate, but everyone is welcome to hang out for the day. There are 55 free parking spaces on at the lodge as well as additional off-site parking.
“There’s a $20 registration fee. All of that goes to ALS research through a local chapter that we’ll be donating to, and everyone is encouraged to raise some more money on top of that,” Robinson explained.
13 Stripes River Lodge is located at 1307 Old Easley Highway Easley, SC 29640.