Take the plunge in Laredo!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Are you ready for some frosty fun with Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)? Then Polar Plunge is for you! This chilly event will take place on Friday, March 7. It is a freezing fundraiser where participants plunge into ice cold water while raising funds for SOTX.

City of Laredo Parks & Leisure on 202 W. Plum will be hosting the event. The cost to participate is $60 for adults and $30 for children under the age of eighteen. Plungers will receive a t-shirt, knit cap, or duffel bag, based upon their plunge level. There will also be a Best Costume award handed out following the plunges, so come dressed to impress! Proceeds from the event will support more than 1,300 athletes in the Laredo area.

Click here to register as a team or individual. For more information or to learn about volunteering at the event, please contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel (msantoya-maciel@sotx.org) at 956.712.2144.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
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 44,500 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.

Host Sponsor:

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



Tela Mange
Vice President of Communications
Special Olympics Texas
tmange@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.