Taking the plunge for Special Olympics

By: For the Record
File photo The Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, will be held this weekend.

The Anson County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its third annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday.

The event will take place at Griffin Lodge, 2063 Redfern Road in Wadesboro. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the plunge will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Organizers say this event is a “unique opportunity” for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Carolina athletes by jumping into frigid winter bodies of water across the state.

Events like the Polar Plunge help support nearly 40,000 Special Olympic Athletes in North Carolina. Special Olympic athletes around the world follow the oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

The plungers will consist of law enforcement and emergency services personnel, as well as individuals from the community of all ages. Each plunger is asked to either raise or donate a minimum of $100.

Special guests include Anson County Special Olympics athletes, community leaders and DJ Brandon Little.

New to the event this year will be an area designated for participants to enter the water who choose not to jump from the pier. Prizes will also be awarded for best costume and most money raised.

This event is open to public and everyone who can attend is encouraged to come out and show support.

Anyone who has questions or would like to make a donation is encouraged to contact Lt. Brian Tice with the Anson County Sheriff’s Office at 704-694-4188.

File photo The Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, will be held this weekend.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_IMG_7289.jpgFile photo The Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, will be held this weekend.

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