The time has come for Humboldt residents and local businesses to sign up for this year’s Perilous Plunge!
It’s a wacky fundraising event that sets the Redwood Discovery Museum’s budget for the year. Executive Director of the Discovery Museum, Stephanie Carter explained the importance of this annual event.
“We’ve been doing it for 22 years now and it’s how we’re able to offer scholarships, programs, exhibitions and just generally continue to offer this fun educational experience for the kids in Humboldt county,” Carter said.
With the plunge taking place on April 1st–it’s never too early to register. You can sign up as an individual plunger or join a team. It should be noted that this event is not for kids–you must be 18 or older to take the plunge.
“We’re really looking for more plungers and more sponsors, and that’s really how we’re able to host this event–is sponsorships from local businesses,” Carter said. “It’s a great way for businesses to get their names out there to promote themselves and also support the kids.”
Since covid is calming down — the Discovery Museum is happy to announce that the Perilous Plunge will be in-person this year.
“We did virtual plunging which was really fun, really creative […] people just got really silly with their challenges,” Carter said. “Because that was so successful, everyone wanted to get back into the bay–everybody wanted to get in silly costumes and jump in the bay, so this year is kind of our big return to normalcy.”
Before the actual plunging begins–the Cal Poly Marching Lumberjacks will lead a parade down to the docks on F street. After you take your plunge–you can head over to a VIP tent–where a hot tub and lunch will be waiting!.
“It’s just a really silly, fun, wacky event that the community has, reall and it’s just. it’s just the most fun you’ll ever have. supporting a local non-profit”
To register and get more information check out their website at: www.discovery-museum.org.