Community to cool off for good cause at first-ever ‘Summer Polar Plunge’ at MainStreet America on July 15


HOUSTON – Beat the Texas summer heat while supporting a good cause on  July 15 at MainStreet America for Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) first-ever summer Polar Plunge. Registration to cool off in an ice-filled pool while helping SOTX athletes in the Greater Houston Area is now open. Day of event registration will be held beginning at 9 a.m. and the first plunge will occur at 10 a.m.

An entry fee of $60 for adults and $30 for youth (under 18 years old) is required to join the bone-chilling festivities. Create a team or fundraise on your own; all proceeds will go to providing world-class sports training for nearly 9,900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Greater Houston Area.

Additional funds raised will qualify participants for various incentive prizes, including a six-pack cooler, stainless steel water bottle and a beach towel for each donation level they meet. The more money raised, the more incentives one receives.

If you have what it takes, put on a costume and jump into the icy cold water. 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 lifeguards and medical and emergency personnel on standby.

This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like the Polar Plunge, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state.

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