Contacts: SOIA LETR Marketing & Event Coordinator Lindsay Eastin at 515-986-5520
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 nearly 11,000 athletes and Unified Sports Partners. Sponsors include Three Eagles Communications and Citizens Community Credit Union.
When: Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 P.M., Registration is from 11:45-12:45
Where: Badger Lake at Kennedy Park
Special Olympics Iowa is hosting the fourth annual Polar Plunge in Fort Dodge, 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 the cold waters of Badger Lake at Kennedy Park in groups of 10 or more. Participants can either recruit a team or be placed on a team the day of the Plunge.
When a “plunger” raises a minimum of $75 in pledges they receive an official polar bear long-sleeve T-shirt and admission to the post-plunge party. The more money a plunger raises, the more prizes they receive. Special prizes will be given to the Plunger who raises the most money, the team with the best costume and the Plunger with the best costume.
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! Prizes will be awarded to the chicken that raises the most money.
There is still time to sign up! Register online and start raising money now by visiting www.firstgiving.com/soiowa.