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It’s time for the coolest fundraising event of 2018!

By |December 12th, 2017|

The 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge returns on Saturday, January 13 and we’ll be jumping at 9 a.m.! Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool pool while Teddy Bears stay dry and cheer on! The entry fee is $20 for either Bear and includes a cool long-sleeve t-shirt, hot beverages, yummy snacks [...]

2017 Polar Bear Plunge a FREEZING Success!

By |February 3rd, 2017|

We had such an amazing time at our 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge!  The Polar Bear Plunge is Team Asa's annual fundraiser and helps provide best-day-ever-days throughout the year.    More than 75 polar bears jumped into the freezing cold pool this year! And for an extra-freezing time, the pool water had yet to be heated [...]

2017 Polar Bear Plunge

By |January 18th, 2017|

Are you ready for the coldest and most heart-warming event ever?  The 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will be Saturday, January 21 and we'll be jumping at 9 a.m.!  Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool pool while Teddy Bears stay dry and cheer on! The entry fee is $20 for either Bear and includes [...]

Calling All Bears: We need your help creating Best-Day-Ever days. Join us Saturday.

By |January 5th, 2016|

Team Asa is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 that provides financial support to people    with disabilities, enabling them to join clubs, teams and organizations that foster a sense of self, team and of extended family. Please email application to AzTeamAsa@gmail.com   or  Mail to Team Asa c/o Denise Rentschler 1502 E. Northshore Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283 [...]

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Freeze Your Paws at 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge – Saturday, Jan. 9

By |December 29th, 2015|

Thrill-seekers will once again participate in a desert-style, unified polar plunge benefiting Tempe’s adapted recreation programs. The 5th annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 in the community swimming pool at The Lakes of Tempe, 5501 S. Lakeshore Dr. Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool [...]

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AZCentral – Tempe’s 3rd Polar Bear Plunge aids people with needs

By |December 16th, 2015|

Denise Rentschler, a resident of The Lakes of Tempe and founder of non-profit Team Asa, says she is hoping for a bigger turnout than in previous years for the third annual Polar Bear Plunge at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 — even though, she acknowledges, the first two blew away her expectations.

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Thanks to donated bike, blind student can race

By |December 16th, 2015|

For 9-year-old Joaquin Valencia, life is about facing more challenges than your average kid. He was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 11 1⁄2 months old and became completely blind at 6 months old.

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2014 Polar Bear Plunge

By |July 31st, 2012|

Our annual Polar Bear Plunge held each January at The Lakes of Tempe is our key fundraising event. Polar Bears earn their bragging rights by plunging into the cold community swimming pool. For those not crazy enough to jump, you can support the cause and stay dry as a Teddy Bear.