Polar Plunge for Special Olympics is Set for February 22
Here is your chance to support Special Olympic’s athletes by jumping into the waters of Moorman Lake at Upper Moorman Park in Quincy at noon on Saturday, February 22 at the annual Polar Plunge in Quincy.
The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois West Central/Area 11, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in eight counties.
All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $75 in donations. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the plunge on-site. Lunch is free for Plungers and $5 for others. People are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams.
Each “Plunger” receives an official Polar Plunge sweatshirt. There are also incentive items for raising more money with grand prizes, including a 4-night trip for two adults to Cancun, Mexico with accommodations at Riu Peninsula, courtesy of Apple Vacations. For every $500 a Plunger raises, he/she will get an entry into the drawing for this grand prize.
Plungers can register for the Plunge online and also create their own fundraising page, or they can register by contacting 332-7451. Last-minute Plungers are welcome to register the morning of the Plunge.