Annual "Polar Plunge" in Poteau to Benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma
Poteau - On Saturday, February 22, 2014, hearty individuals will plunge into freezing water at Martin Dunn Country in Poteau for the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Polar Plunge begins at 11:00 a.m.
Many Polar Plungers arrive in costume to make the plunge an even more fun event. The statewide goal for the 2014 Annual Polar Plunge is to raise three hundred thousand dollars or more for Special Olympics Oklahoma. The goal for the Poteau Polar Plunge is 10,000 dollars and 50 Plungers.
"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 Development Director. "Last year, we had many people register on the morning of the plunge which makes my job so exciting. It's only 75 dollars to register and all of the money raised stays right here in Oklahoma to support programs for the 9,800 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes."
The brave souls who are plunging are creating personal web pages to seek donations from friends and family. To support one of these individuals, see how the pledges are accumulating, or to become a Polar Plunger, visit www.sook.org and click on the Polar Plunge link.
There are eleven Polar Plunge locations this year:
February 1 â€“ Bartlesville, McAlester and Stillwater
February 8 â€“ Durant and Lawton
February 15 â€“ Oklahoma City
February 22 â€“ Norman, Poteau, Tahlequah and Tulsa
March 1 â€“ Pauls Valley
Visit www.sook.org or call 1-800-722-9004 for registration forms or to donate.
918-481-1234 or 918-630-3133