Polar Plunge returns to St. George

Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulispher practicing midair ballet, 2015 Polar Bear Plunge, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The fourth annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Utah returns to St. George this Saturday at the St. George City Pool at 10 a.m.

Swimming through somewhat-chilly waters, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Swimming through somewhat-chilly waters, 2015 Polar Bear Plunge, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The Polar Plunge is the signature fundraiser event for the Special Olympics across the nation and beyond. It’s a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Utah athletes by raising money to jump into the perhaps not-so-chilly waters of the St. George City Pool.

Funds raised by the Polar Bear Plunge benefit thousands of children and adults in Utah with intellectual disabilities. These individuals are able to develop improved physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence and a more positive self-image as a result of receiving training and participating in competition programs – all at no cost.

If you want to take the plunge yourself, you can participate by paying a $10 registration fee online at the 2016 Polar Plunge – St. George webpage.  A total fee of $50 for adults (which includes the registration fee) or $40 for students is required to take the plunge. Special Olympics Utah athletes and individuals can register with a $30 fee.

This man is performing the majestic hydro-faceplant technique, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo courtesy of an innocent bystander using Mori Kessler's phone, St. George News
This man is performing the majestic hydro-face-plant technique, 2015 Polar Bear Plunge, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo courtesy of an innocent bystander using Mori Kessler’s phone, St. George News

If you don’t want to register online, you are welcome to pay the full amount the day of the event. Day-of-event plungers will only receive an official Polar Plunge t-shirt if supplies last.

Event details

  • When: Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. to noon | Sheriff’s Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: St. George City Pool, 250 East 700 South, St. George
  • Online Registration: 2016 Polar Plunge – St. George webpage | Day-of registration is at the door of the St. George City Pool.
  • Cost: The registration fee is $10 and then participants must raise or bring a minimum of $50 (total) for adults, $40 (total) for students or $30 (total) for Special Olympics Utah athletes or individuals.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2016, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

Posted in Local, NewsTagged , ,

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.