Start off the New Year with an Icy Plunge in Galveston

The 2nd annual Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge is January 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Be brrrave and sign up for the Gulf Coast area’s frostiest fundraiser of the year on January 19.  Special Olympics Texas is calling on everyone cool enough to plunge for proceeds at its 2nd Annual Polar Plunge - a chilly and entertaining event where the brave raise pledges by jumping into frrreezing cold water.    

Registration for the Polar Plunge begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first plunge is at 10:00 a.m. at Stewart Beach in Galveston. The cost to plunge is $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18 years old.  All registered plungers will get a commemorative t-shirt, duffel bag, knit cap or one of the many other available incentives, based on their plunge level. 

Register to take the plunge, individually or with a team. There will be awards for Individual Raising the Most Money and Team Raising the Most Money, as well as The Coveted Silver Plunger award for Best Costume – so dress to impress! 

Proceeds support more than 2,000 athletes in the Gulf Coast area.  For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Polar Plunge, contact Pam Hollaway (phollaway@sotx.org) at 281.218.6024.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run 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 $11 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 44,000 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 44,000 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.

Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Charitable Trust and the Law Enforcement Torch Run


Ramonica R. Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas
rjones@sotx.org


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 58,800 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.