Annual fundraising series offers six modified in-person locations, virtual opportunities and a Plunge Roulette
Denver, CO – February 23, 2021 – Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), Colorado’s premiere sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities, is thrilled to host its annual Polar Plunge Series presented by Westerra Credit Union, a cold-weather fundraiser aimed at raising $400,000 to provide critical funding for more than 15,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes.
Polar Plunge is now entering its 13th year in Colorado. The series is one of SOCO’s most recognizable fundraisers and provides supporters of “The Movement” an easy way to raise funds, engage with athletes and have fun for a great cause.
With health and safety at the forefront, the 2021 Polar Plunge Series is a mix of modified in-person events and virtual/at-home offerings. The six in-person plunge locations include:
- Trinidad Plunge – February 27 – Lake Trinidad
- Denver Plunge Roulette + 5k Run – March 7 – Wash Park
- Windsor Plunge – March 27 – Windsor Lake
- Boulder Plunge + 5k Run – April 10 – Boulder Reservoir
- Aurora Plunge + 5k Run – April 17 – Aurora Reservoir
- Colorado Springs Plunge Roulette + 5k Run – April 24 – UC Health Park
New in 2021, adventurers may also choose to “Plunge From Home” by taking a video of their “plunge” activity and tagging #VIRTUALPLUNGECO on Facebook or Instagram. Additionally, the world’s first Polar Plunge Roulette will greet participants of the Denver & Colorado Springs Plunges. Teams will spin a wheel and be doused by whatever the wheel lands on; ice cold water, mystery beverage and more.
“Polar Plunge represents the best of Special Olympics Colorado,” explained Special Olympics Colorado President and CEO, Megan Scremin. “With plunges from Trinidad to Windsor this effort showcases how people from across Colorado can come together to support our athletes when they need us most.”
The fundraising min. to plunge is $75 (students & SOCO Athletes $50), $45 to run or $120 to do both.
To learn more about Polar Plunge and to register, visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org/Plunge
About Special Olympics Colorado:
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 18,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community of coaches, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals age 2 and up. Learn more online at SpecialOlympicsCO.org.