Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday | Community Spirit
BELLEVUE, KY (FOX19) - The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics returns for another year at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue on Saturday, February 2.
More than 700 brave men and women are expected to show their support for Special Olympics by participating in the Plunge. This is the event’s 14th anniversary overall and the sixth that it has supported Special Olympics programs in both Kentucky and Ohio.
Registration for the Polar Plunge kicks off at 9 am and the event begins at 11. Pre-Registration will begin at 4pm on Friday, February 1 at Joe's.
Participants raise a minimum of $75 ($50 for those under 18) and then take a plunge into a pool that will be set up in the Joe’s Crab Shack parking lot.
Many of the participants will be in costumes and competing in the annual costume contest.
Prizes are also awarded for the largest corporate, law enforcement and fraternity/sorority/school group as well as the top fundraising group. The top male and female fundraisers will be declared the King, Queen, Prince and Princess of the Plunge during the event and will receive prize packages.
Last year, a record 770 Polar Bears took part, raising more than $150,000 to support Special Olympics programs of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky and Ohio.
The event will be held rain, shine, snow or cold. It cannot be rescheduled. The forecast on Saturday calls for a high temperature of 31 degrees with a chance for snow showers.
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