Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics

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Updated: 2/22/2013 2:24 pm Published: 2/22/2013 2:21 pm

Hearty individuals are showing support for Special Olympics of Oklahoma by jumping into freezing water at Big Splash on Saturday.

The annual Polar Plunge begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Polar Plunge begins at 11:00 a.m. Organizers say many Polar Plungers arrive in costume to make the plunge an even more fun event.

The statewide goal for the 2013 Annual Polar Plunge is to have plunges in eleven communities in Oklahoma and raise $300,000 or more for Special Olympics Oklahoma.

In 2012, approximately 100 participants plunged at Big Splash and raised more than $24,000 for the Tulsa area Polar Plunge.

"If you don't get around to registering to plunge before Saturday, that's OK, because we will sign you up on the day of the plunge!" said Jennifer Lightle, Special Olympics Oklahoma Special Events Director. "Last year, we had many people register on the morning of the plunge which makes my job so exciting. It's only $75 to register and all of the money raised stays right here in Oklahoma to support programs for the 9,500 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes."

For more information on the Polar Bear Plunge visit <http://www.sook.org/polar-plunge-tulsa.html>.

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