Special Olympics Polar Plunge is today

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ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The plunge is now set for Sunday, March 18, because of snowy Tahoe weather. The event kicks off at 10AM with the plunge itself at noon.


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a SPLASH this year and support local Special Olympics Nevadas athletes at the 2018 South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge Saturday, March 17, at Zephyr Cove.

The Polar Plunge is a national movement to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics and its athletes. Plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $125 each to participate and take the chilly dive into Lake Tahoe in support of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Registration includes a Polar Plunge long-sleeve shirt and festivities such as contests, games, refreshments, and awards for top fundraisers and best costumes. Supporters not up to the plunge itself may also raise money as a “chicken” and receive the shirt but stay nice and dry. Additional fundraising is encouraged and will be rewarded with exclusive incentives.

Polar Plunge registration also includes admission to the After-Splash Bash at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, featuring a buffet lunch, no-host bar, music and more. The weekend’s festivities also include a presentation of Hue, Man Friday, March 16, at MontBleu with a portion of proceeds benefiting Special Olympics.

Registration and more information is available here. The South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge is sponsored by Greater Nevada Credit Union.

All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada to continue to showcase the capabilities and achievements of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Along with providing year-round free sports and competition programs, Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada encourages education through Unified Sports and the Schools Partnership Program; and is committed to improving the health and well-being of athletes through a variety of screenings and programs.

Photos courtesy Special Olympics
Photos courtesy Special Olympics
Photos courtesy Special Olympics

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