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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Special Olympic Polar Plunge Held in Windsor April 15, Participants Sought

Polar Plunge Mascot

Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), Colorado’s premier sports organization for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is thrilled to host its annual Westerra Credit Union Polar Plunge Series presented by Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply. There are a series of events starting in February and running through October in various locations across the state. Special thanks to Run Windsor and Windsorgives.org as supporters of this event. Local shout out for providing the professional course management and timing to make this event possible. 

Freezin’ for a Reason! Ask yourself a question: “Can I accept the challenge of taking a cool dip in the lake, for only a few seconds, to show support for Special Olympics athletes who are challenged every day of their lives?”

Polar Plunge is one of SOCO’s most recognizable fundraisers aimed at raising $583,000 to provide critical funding for nearly 16,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes. Polar Plunge is a cold-weather fundraiser All funds raised from the Polar Plunge series support the sports, health, educational, and athlete leadership programs that our athletes enjoy for free. These life-changing programs positively impact the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing them with tools to build their confidence and self-esteem in their everyday lives.

“Polar Plunges are a vital part of our organization. They allow us to support our athletes throughout the year,” stated Megan Scremin, Special Olympics Colorado President and CEO. “Together with our awesome sponsors and the community, we are excited to make a bigger splash than ever with the 2023 Polar Plunge season.”

To learn more about Polar Plunge and to register, visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org/Plunge.

About Special Olympics Colorado: Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 16,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community of coaches, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals aged 2 and up. Learn more online at SpecialOlympicsCO.org.

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For more information from the Special Olympics about the Polar Plunge, contact: Tali Thomason, 720-359-3130, tthomason@specialolympicsco.org