Polar Plunge for Special Olympics set for January 16

More than 100 Cache Valley residents will be “freezin’ for a reason” in a couple weeks, and you can still get involved too.The Special Olympics Polar Plunge will take place January 16 at Hyrum State Park starting at noon. The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser that has grown tremendously over the past few years and involves residents raising money for Special Olympics for the right to jump into the frigid waters of Hyrum Reservoir.Registration for the event is $25 and can be done online at

<a href=”http://www.sout.org”>The Special Olympics Utah Web site</a>

or you can also register at the event on January 16.There will be many contests for plungers and a new contest called, “Too Chicken to Plunge.” Food and prizes will also be there and all proceeds go to Special Olympics Utah. The Hyrum event is hosted by Cache Valley law enforcement.”The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Utah athletes by collecting pledges and donations for being brave to jump into the frigid icy waters of Hyrum State Park in the middle of winter,” Special Olympics Utah officials write on their Web site. “The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Utah. Its purpose is to simply raise funds to enhance Special Olympics’ mission: To provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.”A returning feature of the event will be seen starting the day before the main event, Friday Jan. 15 at 1 p.m., when “Super Plungers” will jump into the water once an hour, on the hour, every hour until noon Saturday.

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