Leap into the New Year in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Look out! Here comes the most freezing-est fundraiser in town! Are you brrrave enough for the chilly challenge? SOTX invites you to take a frosty leap for proceeds at its annual Polar Plunge, January 18 at City Lake Aquatic Center in Mesquite or January 25 at NRH20 Waterpark in North Richland Hills.  The Polar Plunge is a cool event that requires participants to raise funds by jumping into ice cold water. You might even win the Best Costume Award, so dress to impress!

The cost to take a daring dip is $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18 years old.  Anyone who raises more than their required plunge fee will get a blanket, duffle bag, knit cap or one of the many other available incentives, based on their plunge level. Register today; you might even win the Best Costume Award, so dress to impress!

Register to plunge in North Richland Hills.

Register to plunge in Mesquite.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities at the event, contact Doug Ray (dray@sotx.org) at 214.943.9981 ext. 27.

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 45,000 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 44,500 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


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.