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Register for Polar Plunge or Strut - February 8 in Pittsburg

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 13, 2014 BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS

Got Heart Pittsburg?

Register for Polar Plunge or Strut!

Pittsburg, KS – Individuals from all over Kansas are choosing to be OZ-SOME for the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. They will plunge into the frigid waters of lakes, ponds and swimming pools to raise funds for SOKS. Join Special Olympics Kansas for the annual Polar Plunge on February 8 at the Crimson Villas Apartment Complex.

Residents from the Pittsburg area are encouraged to embrace their inner Polar Bear and plunge into the icy water. For a bear minimum of $75, brave souls can register to take the coldest plunge of their lives and benefit Special Olympics Kansas.

Sound unbearable? Simply register as a chicken, and proclaim “I’m too chicken to splash, but willing to raise some cash.” Participants can also join in the silent auction prior to the Plunge.

The Polar Plunge is open to extreme people willing to face the extreme cold and help an extremely good cause. Participants may dress in wacky outfits or swimwear and participate in the costume contest immediately before the plunge.

All bears and chickens will receive an official commemorative sweatshirt for their $75 entry fee. Additional incentive gifts are awarded to each individual who raises $250, $500 or $1,000.

Plunge participants can warm up with free chili immediately following the Plunge at the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off at First Church of the Nazarene. Spectators may sample chili for $3 or enter the Chili Plunge Competition for $20. CASI cooks will be on hand to mentor Special Olympics cooks.

To register or learn more about the plunge and strut, log on to www.ksso.org/pittsburg. The website provides dates, times, plenty of tips for fundraising, including access to create an individual fundraising page and it showcases the top fundraisers.

Interested individuals may also contact John Lair at 620.231.9895 or jmlair73@yahoo.com. Crimson Villas Apartment Complex is located at 1904 South Rouse Street, Pittsburg, KS.

Statewide sponsors of the event include: LETR, Kalmar, Amerigroup, Capitol Federal, Bombardier/Learjet, Union Pacific Railroad, Residence Inn by Marriott, Southwest Dairy Farmers, Coca-Cola, SKC Communications, Lee, Crimson Villas, Alpha Sigma Alpha, New Hope Services, Pittsburg Police Department, The Morning Sun, Fox 14, New Hope Bulldogs, KOAM Channel 7, ROCK 107.1, KKOW 860 AM, Frontenac Fire Dept. and 96.9 KOW.

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