Sign Up to Plunge with SOTX in San Marcos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Be brrrave and sign up for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Central Texas area’s frostiest fundraiser of the year on February 16.  SOTX is calling on everyone cool enough to plunge for proceeds at the annual Polar Plunge - a chilly and entertaining event where the brave raise pledges by jumping into frrreezing cold water.    

Register to take the plunge, individually or with a team, at www.specialolympicstexas.org/polarplunge. Registration for the Polar Plunge begins at 9:00 a.m. and the first plunge is at 10:00 a.m. at Sewell Park in San Marcos. 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, duffle bag, knit cap or one of the many other available incentives, based on their plunge level.

The Individual Raising the Most Money will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Microsoft Store, and the Best Costume winner will win the coveted Silver Plunger Award – so dress to impress! Participants will also enjoy refreshments from local restaurants, music and great raffle prizes.

Proceeds support more than 4,500 athletes in the Central Texas area.  For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Polar Plunge, contact Melissa Matherne (mmatherne@sotx.org) at 800.876.5646 ext. 2927.

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.