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2015 Polar Plunge Season is Open

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You've made it through the holidays and now it's time for new adventures in 2015. Start the new year being cool during the Polar Plunges to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. Get into the spirit of things with your costumes and this year's theme – Peace Love Plunge!

Polar Plunges® take place during January, February and March at nine locations in the state. The extreme events raise money for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas for training and competition in 22 sports in addition to basic health screenings.

The Polar Plunge® is organized much like a walk-a-thon. Participants will get donations from people who sponsor them to brrrrrave the icy water. They may jump as individuals or as a member of a team. Although each participant must raise a minimum of $75 to Plunge, the average Plunger raised more than $160 in 2014.

Some locations offer more than a Polar Plunge® and will also host a certified 5K Strut, or fun runs/walks. If you would rather stay warm and still support the cause, register as a “Virtual Plunger” and raise the funds to earn your incentives.

Sites hosting plunges in 2015 and dates are:

Jan 31: Wichita

Feb 7: Garden City

Feb 7: Metro KC – Shawnee Mission Park

Feb 7: Topeka

Feb 14: Pittsburg

Feb 21: Emporia

Feb 21: Salina

Feb: 21: Manhattan

March 7 Lawrence

Details for each location can be found at plungeks.org. It's best if you don't think too much about it – just be brave, sign up and gather your friends to join you. Like the plunge on Facebook at Polar Plunge Kansas. For more information about plunges call 913.236.9290 ext. 107. 

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