Take the plunge for Special Olympics
Published 2:38 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By EMILY D. COOK / Community Columnist
The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics returns to Oak Mountain State Park in just three short days, and we’re excited to again be a part of this great event!
Each year, hundreds of people all over the United States jump into freezing cold waters, whether it is the bay, lake, ocean or even a pool filled with ice to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
This year is no different.
Come out and take a plunge with the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Jan. 30 starting at 8 a.m. at Oak Mountain State Park Beach. There will be a costume contest prior to the plunge.
All plungers will receive a T-Shirt. A minimum of $50 online registration fee is required.
The more money you raise, the cooler the swag you receive! All the money raised is supporting Special Olympics Alabama, devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
See you on the beach. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
If you don’t want to plunge into the lake, you can make donations to sponsor a plunger or buy some really cool gear that will be on sale at the event.
Support this great event by coming out on Jan. 30 and cheer on the plungers and check out some of the great costumes. Music, food and fun for all!
Please remember that you keep Alabama State Parks open by visiting them. Thank you for your support.