Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement Torch Runners and Special Olympics Northern California are seeking plungers for the 2017 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge which will be held on March 11th, 2017 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping or running into a chilly body of water in the middle of winter! The Plunge is NOT a swim. The Plunge is a crazy fundraising event where people raise a minimum of $100 for the opportunity to run into and out of chilly waters of the Santa Cruz Beach, along with other brave souls with warm hearts.

Raise the minimum of $100 and you’ll receive an official Feel the BRRR long sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt, and be treated to a great lunch. We’ll also present awards to top individual and team fundraisers as well as best costumes at the post plunge party. And let’s not forget the costumes! Everyone is encouraged to dress in one.

The money raised will help us continue to provide sports training and competition opportunities to the 19,940 Special Olympics athletes we currently serve, while enabling us to reach out to other individuals not yet engaged in our life-changing programs. Athletes involved in Special Olympics are empowered with self-confidence and self-esteem that carries over into their everyday lives, right in your local communities. Although as few as 10 percent Americans with intellectual disabilities are employed, 52 percent of Special Olympics athletes have jobs. They are your family, neighbors, coworkers, friends and your classmates. So grab your family, friends and co-workers and let’s Feel the BRRR!

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If you have any questions or are interested in Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Camille Cooney at 925-944-8801 ext. 211 or [email protected] or contact Officer John Hohmann at 831-252-4187 or [email protected]