Special Oympics Texas Hosts Annual Polar Plunge in Lubbock Saturday Morning

LUBBOCK,TX - The fundraising event put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run supports more than 1,200 SOTX athletes.
News Release & Posted By Staff | newsweb@everythinglubbock.com
The annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Polar Plunge is making its way to Ashmore Inn & Suites (4019 S Loop 289) on Saturday, Dec. 10.  At 10:00 a.m. those ready to brave the cold will plunge into icy water to show their support for local SOTX athletes. 
An entry fee of $20 for children (18 and under) and $30 for adults is required. Additional funds raised will qualify participants for incentive prizes, including a six-pack cooler, stainless steel water bottle and a fleece blanket for each donation level they meet. (The more money raised, the more incentives one receives!). All monies raised will go toward providing Special Olympics programming for more than 1,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Plains area. 
Participants are encouraged to wear costumes as they take the plunge. Awards will be presented for the Top Fundraising Plunger, Top Fundraising Team and Best Costume. 
Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe and fun experience. There will be divers, lifeguards and medical and emergency personnel on standby. 
The Polar Plunge is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX's largest grass-roots fundraiser. 
For more information, visit www.sotx.org/polarplunge
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $12 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 55,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter@SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX;youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX - South Plains Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX17. 
(News release from Special Olympics Texas)

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