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Local Polar Plunge to benefit South Dakota Special Olympics set for Friday

Special Olympics South Dakota and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics are calling on all Mitchell area residents with daring souls and warm hearts, willing to brave the cold for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics on Friday, March 22nd.  With last year being Special Olympics South Dakota’s 50th Anniversary, the organization is excited to see what 2019 will bring as the year will kick start another 50 years of athletes competing in the sports they love. The annual fundraiser is organized by local committee members, including South Dakota Law Enforcement.

At the Polar Plunge, participants raise funds, then jump into chilly waters to show their support for the athletes of Special Olympics and increase awareness for people living with intellectual disabilities across South Dakota. Plungers set their own fundraising goals prior to the event and collect pledges in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters. Each person must raise a minimum of $100 and can participate as an individual, or can create a team with friends, co-workers or classmates. High school and college students who participate also have the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship.

The Plunge is set for Friday, March 22, 2019 with Plunge Registration at the Avera Sports and Wellness Complex – DWU from 6pm-7pm. The Plunge Begins at 7 pm.

Each year, Polar Plunges are held across the country to raise awareness and attract    communities to this thrilling fundraising event. This year’s plunge will help provide funds for year-round    sports training and competition for more than 2,500 children and adults living with intellectual    disabilities in South Dakota, at no cost to the athletes.

Call 605-331-4117 to register or volunteer.