Think it’s been cold enough lately? Just imagine taking a frosty dip on one of these chilly days! Sounds a little crazy, but North Texans will be lining up for the annual Polar Plunge for a good cause, Texas Special Olympics.
Texas Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run has partnered with the North Richland Hills waterpark, NRH2O for this special fundraiser on January 26th. Participants can be businesses, teams or individuals and make a donation to Special Olympics. Prizes and awards are presented for most money raised and best costume. Just remember not to wear anything that might shrink when wet!
The money collected is used by Texas Special Olympics for sports training and competitions for the nearly 4,323 athletes in the Fort Worth area.
Polar Plunges take place around the state from late fall through early spring. In November, Southern Methodist University hosted a plunge, and one is scheduled for February in Waco at the new Hawaiian Falls Waterpark.
For more information on how you can start a team, donate and more, visit the Texas Special Olympics Website; http://sotx.convio.net/site/TR/PolarPlunge/PolarPlunge?fr_id=1440&pg=entry
or North Richland Hills Waterpark; http://www.nrh2o.com/