2012 Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Indiana
It’s been a weird winter so far in the Evansville area. Sixty degree days followed by a twenty degree day and a light dusting of snow followed by a sunny skies and a forty-five degree day. If you’ve lived in Evansville you’re whole life like I have or you’ve at least lived here for a few years, this type of bipolar season isn’t unheard of. It’s generally par for the course, but it doesn’t make it any easier to get used to. One thing is for sure, it’s not swimming weather, unless you’re doing it for a good cause.
For the third year in a row, 106-1 KISS-FM is proud to help promote the annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana! According to their website, “Special Olympics Indiana receives no federal- or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way Agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations.” This means the upcoming Polar Plunge and other fundraising events they put together every year are immensely important in ensuring they can continue to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions to the nearly 11,000 Special Olympic athletes across the state.
Once again, this year’s event will take place at Scales Lake in Boonville with registration taking place from 11:30am-12:30pm and the actual plunge beginning at 1pm. Once you’ve dried off and put some warm clothes on, stick around for the After Splash Bash at the Scales Lake Pavillion. Visit their website to register indivually or as a team and get ready to be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on February 18th.