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Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

With the most people jumping, Rider High School students jump together for the Polar Plunge on Jan. 28. Photo by Cortney Wood

Cortney Wood

February 1, 2017

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number of participants we’ve ever had,” Mike Strickland, Special Olympics North Texas area director,...

Second Polar Plunge Jan. 28

Kara McIntyre

January 18, 2017

For the second year in a row, Special Olympics Texas will host its Polar Plunge at the Wellness Center on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Whoever is ready to freeze for a reason can register online — $60 for adults and $30 for youth (under 19 years old), either registered individually or in teams. All proceeds ...

60 contestants freeze the day in Special Olympics Polar Plunge

The Coyote Softball Team plunges on Jan. 30. Wichita Falls High School held a competition between teachers and whichever teacher had the most money put in their bucket had to jump. Coach Bingham

Taylor Warren

February 3, 2016

Braving the 61 degree weather to freeze the day, various community organizations and individual participants took the Polar Plunge at the campus Wellness Center in the Special Olympics 8th annual fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 30."Polar Plunge is one of our big fundraising events for Special Olympics,...

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

Edward Grisham

February 17, 2014

A pool party in February may sound crazy, but it is not as strange as it seems. The Polar Plunge is an annual event that is a fund-raiser for the Special Olympics. Plungers brave the cold water to raise money based on pledged amounts for special Olympic participants. “This is for our Special...

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