Special Olympics Polar Plunge Saturday in Waco

POSTED: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- The Special Olympics Texas is holding their first Polar Plunge in Waco to raise money for the Olympics.

It's the first of it's kind coming to Waco.

Volunteers push it to the limit by jumping into freezing waters. Even though it won't be as polar as other places in town tomorrow, event coordinators say swimmers should still feel the bite.

"It's going to be uncomfortable at first, but, you know, the whole idea is to know you're doing something, you're kind of sacrificing a little bit for the athletes of our area," said Director of Special Olympics Texas, Tommy Smith.

There are more 1,000 Central Texas athletes competing in this year's Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Texas is calling on everyone courageous enough to take the chilly challenge to show up Saturday  to the YMCA in Waco at 11:30.

to register to take part, click here.


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