Contact: Jeanette Steinfeldt, Director of Development, 515-418-2276
Who: Law Enforcement personnel from local agencies, along with community members.
What: A fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Iowa to continue providing year-round sports
training and competition to 11,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports Partners. Plungers are
encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.
When: 11 a.m. (Registration); Noon (Plunge); 12:30 p.m. (Post Party) on Sat., Oct. 20
Where: Browns Lake in Salix, Iowa
Background: Special Olympics Iowa is hosting the 8th Annual Siouxland Polar Plunge, making it one of 13 locations in the state of Iowa to hold this event annually. Currently, Ames, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Ft. Dodge, Indianola, Iowa City, Mt. Pleasant, Northwest Iowa, Waterloo, and Sioux City each hold their own Polar Plunge. Participants will jump into Browns Lake in Salix in groups of 10 or more, and each plunger will be announced by team name prior to plunging. Participants can either recruit a team of 10 or be placed on a team the day of the Plunge.
When a “plunger” raises $75 in pledges they receive an official polar bear T-shirt, admission to the post-plunge party and a chance to win one of two $250 cash drawings, donated by Northwest Iowa Chapter of Credit Unions. The more money a plunger raises, the more prizes they receive. Special prizes will be given to the Polar Bear who raises the most money, the team with the best costumes and the Polar Bear with the best costume. Sponsors for the Sioux City plunge include: Heyl Trucking, Texas Roadhouse, Sioux City Musketeers, and Q102
Too chicken to take the plunge? No problem! Register as a chicken and raise pledges to receive your chicken T-shirt and incentives, and then watch the plunge!
Registrations forms are available online at www.firstgiving.com/soiowa. Please contact Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-418-2276 for more information. ###