Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes


What: Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes
When: Feb 04, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Farmers Branch Aquatics Center, Farmers Branch
Details: DFW TO HOST THREE POLAR PLUNGE EVENTS TO SUPPORT
LOCAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES

The fundraising event put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run supports more than 10,700 local SOTX athletes.

DALLAS – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host three of its annual Polar Plunge events in the Dallas-Forth Worth area over the next month. Those brave enough to endure the chill can participate on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 4 at the following locations:

DATE CITY VENUE TIME
Jan. 21 Mesquite City Lake Aquatics Center 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 21 North Richland Hills NRH2O 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 4 Farmers Branch Farmers Branch 10:00 a.m.
Aquatics Center
Special guests from the Dallas Stars Ice Girls will be on hand to take the Polar Plunge in Mesquite in Jan. 21 and on Feb. 4 in Farmers Branch. Join them in freezing for a reason by registering here.

An entry fee of $60 for adults and $30 for youth under 18 is required to take the challenge. Create a team or fundraise on your own. All proceeds will go toward providing world-class sports training for more than 10,700 SOTX athletes in the surrounding Dallas and Forth Worth areas.

Additional funds raised will qualify participants for various incentive prizes, including a six-pack cooler, stainless steel water bottle and a fleece blanket for each donation level they meet. (The more money raised, the more incentives one receives!)

If you have what it takes, put on a costume and jump into the icy cold water. Awards will be presented for the Top Fundraising Plunger, Top Fundraising Team and Best Costume.

Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe and fun experience. There will be divers, lifeguards and medical and emergency personnel on standby.

The Polar Plunge is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser.

For more information, visit www.sotx.org/polarplunge or contact Doug Ray (dray@sotx.org) at 214.943.9981.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation. In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $12 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX. The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 55,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter@SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX;youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.