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Polar Plunge Coming to Sewell Park to Support SOTX
Special Olympics Texas

February, 2016

Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) coldest event of the year, the Polar Plunge, is coming to San Marcos at Sewell Park at Texas State on Saturday, Feb. 27.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m., those brrrrrave enough will surrender their warmth and plunge into the freezing water. 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!


Register with a team or as an individual here. 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 9:00 a.m.


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!) All proceeds from this Polar Plunge will go on to help provide programming and training for nearly 3,500 SOTX athletes in the Central Texas area.


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!


For more information or to volunteer at the Polar Plunge, contact Courtney Shelton ( at 512.491.2927.


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 55,200 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 55,200 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, or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter; Visit the SOTX-Central Texas Area Facebook page at

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