Take the Plunge with SOTX in San Antonio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Be brrrave and sign up for Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) frostiest fundraiser of the year on December 7.  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 today to take the plunge, individually or with a team.  There will be an awards ceremony for Individual Raising the Most Money, Team Raising the Most Money and Best Costume – so dress to impress!  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the first plunge is at 10:00 a.m. at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. The entry fee is $100 per person.  Registered plungers will get a commemorative t-shirt, SeaWorld meal voucher, a two-day ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio or one of the many other available incentives, based on their contribution.  Plunge proceeds support nearly 8,000 athletes in the San Antonio area.  For more information or to volunteer at the Polar Plunge, contact Anna Twitty (atwitty@sotx.org) at 210.530.9898.

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 close to 44,500 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 44,500 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

Gold Medal Sponsor:


Ramonica 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.