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Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Join us Saturday, February 15th for the 5th Annual Polar Plunge, a frozen benefit held by the Georgia division of the Special Olympics! There will be games and prizes, a costume contest, and of course, the Plunge into our freezing waters here at Lake Lanier. 

The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. Many states across the nation participate in this annual event through the efforts of their Law Enforcement Torch Run program. Its purpose is to simply raise funds to enhance Special Olympics’ mission.

In a nutshell, participants collect pledges in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters of Lake Lanier Feb. 15th. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, highest fundraiser, highest fundraising team, and more!  For those who do not love the Polar Bear habitat, we will have areas to keep you warm – such as heated areas, warm concessions, and fun souvenirs.

Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate.  We’ve seen plungers in varying ages, mayors, law enforcement officers, news anchors, sports figures, corporate teams, civic organizations, mothers, high school clubs, college organizations, and everyone else in between!  Of course there is always room for more hesitant souls who just wish to be spectators!

Head over to Special Olympics Georgia for more information on how to sign up!!