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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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