Mar 06, 2024

Special Olympics Nebraska Polar Plunge in North Platte March 9th

Posted Mar 06, 2024 9:00 PM
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(Press Release) NORTH PLATTE - It's that time of year again where warm-hearted people take a very cold dip for a good cause.  For the first time, a polar plunge will be held in North Platte.

Date: Saturday, March 9th

Time: 11am (check-in begins at 10am)

Location: Iron Horse Park

(Post News Director Canon Rath chatted with Nate Veal about the upcoming Polar Plunge event coming to North Platte. Check out the podcast above to here the duo conversation.)

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that challenges participants to show support for the Special Olympics Nebraska by plunging into a lake - in the dead of winter. Plungers are encouraged to form teams, dress in costume and share their experience by using the hashtag #BeBoldGetCold. 

Those brave enough to run into the icy waters raise money by collecting pledges from family and friends. Prizes are awarded for creativity and fundraising. Proceeds from the Polar Plunge support over 6,000 Nebraskans with intellectual and development disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Nebraska.

Join us! Don't miss the opportunity to capture the excitement and spirit of this remarkable event. Plungers and law enforcement volunteers who are actively involved with the Special Olympics Nebraska movement will be present and eager to share their inspiring sorties and enthusiasm for the cause.

"We are so excited to add another location to our Polar Plunges this year. We look forward to seeing the North Platte community come together to support the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Nebraska," said Carolyn Chamberlin, President and CEO of Special Olympics Nebraska.

There will be a post-plunge party immediately following the event at Axes and Aces in North Platte.

For more information or to sign up for the Polar Plunge, click here.

About Special Olympics Nebraska:

Special Olympics Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1972. The mission of Special Olympics Nebraska is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families and other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

About Polar Plunge:

The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising event that challenge participants to take a freezing dip in support of Special Olympics Nebraska. Through the collective bravery and generosity of plungers and supporters, the event raises vital funds and awareness for Special Olympic Nebraska.