Kula’s Pyka Plunge 2024
Start the New Year with a Splash
Join us at Mukilteo’s Lighthouse Park for the Annual Pyka Plunge to support people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease
What’s a Pyka Plunge?
It’s Kula’s version of a Polar Bear Plunge (and a shameless plug for our Pyka Pants). But more importantly, it’s a fundraiser to celebrate the New Year AND to raise funds for:
- The Evergreen Chapter of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Join Kula Cloth for a quick dip in the bone-chilling waters of the Puget Sound to celebrate the New Year and all of the opportunities it presents. Kula is splitting the proceeds from this event with the Evergreen Chapter of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
What to Expect:
- An Invigorating New Year’s Day Plunge into the chilly waters of the Puget Sound
- A Chance to Win Outdoor Gear in our drawings
- A Kula Silent Disco Dance Party Complete with Tutus, pink wigs and a few surprises
- Lots of Kula Camaraderie and a great start to the New Year!
Ways to Support the Pyka Plunge!
Join us in the water or watch us from the beach while sipping warm drinks around a toasty bonfire! Here are a couple of ways that YOU can support the Pyka Plunge
- Just Plain Crazy: $35 donation to take the plunge
- Just Plain Nice: $50 donation to watch from the beach or the comfort of your home – cause your not crazy enough to get in that water.
- In It for the Pyka Pants: $100 donation gets you a pair of Pyka Pants, lots of coco, a dip in the water (or not) and shuffle with the Kula Kids.
- Wild Card: Donate whatever feels good to you
(Proceeds from the Event will be split between Kula Cloth and The Evergreen Chapter of ALS)
Join us in the water*!
All participants must pre-register for this event.
Bring a towel and warm clothes to change into.
The fun starts at noon at Mukilteo State Park (609 Front Street, Mukilteo, WA) . We’ll have a bonfire, some hot coco, and a few snacks. As with any Kula Event there may or may not be a few surprises.
Here is what we suggest if you decide to take the chilly plunge with us:
- A warm towel… or maybe two or three.
- A change of clothes… you really don’t want to drive home cold and wet… trust us on this one.
- A thermos for coco or other warm drinks
- A warm hat
- Some gloves and hand-warmers
- Extra socks
- Your sense of humor
- Your common sense (and maybe some for Allison)
- $ for parking or a warm cup of soup at Ivars for after the plunge
- And a costume if you’re up for it.
Where we’ll meet:
609 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275
At the fire pits closest to the Boat Launch
*SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
- If you have heart problems or other serious medical concerns, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional before taking The Plunge or better yet… just watch us from the beach. Seriously… we won’t have a lifeguard or medics on duty. It’s up to you to keep yourself safe.
- Don’t drink alcohol – it doesn’t warm you up, it accelerates hypothermia.
- Do NOT plan on staying in the water for very long… less than 5 minutes. You lose body heat 25 times faster in water than in air.
- Keep your outer clothing on until you’re ready to get in the water. After the plunge, remove wet clothing before getting into dry clothes.
*WARNING: People with a family history of stroke, aneurysm, blood pressure problems, hypertension, or sudden cardiac death should cheer us on from the beach. This is an enter at your own risk event.