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Polar Plunges Across DFW to Support SOTX
Special Olympics Texas

January, 2016

Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) coldest event of the year, the Polar Plunge, is coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Those brave enough to surrender their warmth and plunge into the freezing water for a great cause, can do so at any of the following locations:


CITY                                              LOCATION                                                     DATE                                TIME               SIGN UP

·         16_Polar-Plunge_video.jpgMesquite                                City Lake Aquatics Center                            Saturday, Jan. 23                   10:00 a.m.       Register

·         Farmers Branch                     Farmers Branch Aquatics Center                Saturday, Jan. 30                   10:00 a.m.       Register

·         North Richland Hills              NRH2O Waterpark                                        Saturday, Jan. 30                   10:00 a.m.       Register


The cold sensation will last temporarily, but the impact made on children and adults with intellectual disabilities will last a lifetime. Grab a costume and dare a friend to join you!


Registration links for each location are provided above. Sign up with a team or as an individual. The cost is $30 for youth (under 18 years old) and $60 for adults. All registration fees include a t-shirt. Walk-up registration will also be held on the day of the event, starting at 8:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. at Farmers Branch Aquatics Center.)


Individuals and teams who raise more money than the minimum registration fee will receive other commemorative incentives, including a long-sleeved t-shirt, six-pack cooler, blanket and a duffel bag for each donation level they meet. (The more money a plunger raises, the more incentives he/she receives!)


Awards will be presented to the individual that raises the most money, team that raises the most money and to the individual with the Best Costume following the plunges, so come dressed to impress!


Proceeds from these three Polar Plunge events will go on to help provide programming and training for more than 10,800 SOTX athletes in the Greater Dallas and Greater Fort Worth areas.


For more information or to volunteer at the Polar Plunge, contact Doug Ray ( at 214.943.9981.


About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 53,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 53,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;



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