Polar Plunge goes Virtual with Premiere Dates Set

Video premiere dates are set for February 17th and February 24th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 05, 2021

TEXAS- Multiple Virtual Polar Plunge video celebration premieres occur during this month, for a full schedule of the premiere dates visit sotx.org/polarplunge. Polar Plunge videos include individuals jumping in freezing water and dumping cold water over their heads, also known as “Freezin’ for a reason.” Due to the ongoing results of COVID, this year’s Polar Plunge Premiere must be held virtually. 

“The Polar Plunge event has always been a great opportunity to engage our Law Enforcement Torch Run [LETR] volunteers and our Special Olympics Texas community” stated LETR Executive Director, Doug Ray.  Ray added, “Over the years the event has taken place at a hotel pool, waterparks, the Gulf of Mexico and now... virtually. Each event has been very successful raising revenue and public awareness while having fun with our athletes.”

Special guest judges will determine a winner for the following categories: Biggest Slash, Best Costume, Best LETR Submission, Most Hilarious Plunge, and Audience Favorite. Participants are advised to maintain strict social distancing for those not in the same household and videos are to be 20 seconds or less. This premiere will include submissions from all Texas regions, with multiple different fundraising teams. 

The Statewide Virtual Polar Plunge Video Premieres (Pt. 1 of 2) on Wednesday, February 17th, 9 am and Pt. 2 of 2 premieres on Wednesday, February 24th, 9 am.  The video premieres will be available to view on SOTX TV and SOTX's statewide Facebook page.  

Visit sotx.org/polarplunge for more information. 

Dave Norris, SOTX Communications Director

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.