Polar Plunge is BACK!

Polar Plunge is BACK!

One of my absolute favorite events to be a part of is back! I look forward to MCing the event for the 19th time! Here is more info:

The 2019 Polar Plunge will be Saturday February 2nd at Yanney Park in Kearney Nebraska.  Registration begins at begins at 9:00 a.m. Teams and individual plunges will start at 10:30 a.m. immediately following the plunge, plan to join Special Olympics Nebraska and the rest of our supporters at the annual Post-Plunge Party and Awards Ceremony  at Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill, located at 2115 Ave. A.

The Nebraska Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Started in Kearney with the first plunge held at Fort Kearney in 2001.   The idea came from an officer who attended a Law Enforcement Torch Run conference and learned that other states were doing this fundraiser.

Anyone can plunge: kids, adults, teams, individuals, law enforcement, non-law enforcement, Special Olympics athletes, etc. All of the money raised from the Polar Plunge stays in the state of Nebraska to benefit our Special Olympics athletes and programs.

The Polar Plunge is a crazy event, so fun is encouraged. Many of the plungers form teams and plunge in costumes or come up with a team theme. Some costumes and themes that have won prizes at the plunges or impressed the crowd are: togas, blue man group, Gilligan’s Island, bowling pins, penguins and Spongebob.

You can plunge as an individual or as a team. If you are plunging as a team, your whole team will enter the water at the same time. Teams entering the water can usually be as large as 12 people, but if you have more than 12 we will have your team plunge in waves.

You can register for the plunge online at   http://www.firstgiving.com/sone  On this site you can create your own giving page that you can email out to friends and family to solicit pledges.

While we encourage the use of the online fundraising tool, you are more than welcome to collect pledges offline as well. Checks made out to Special Olympics Nebraska and cash are accepted at check-in the day of the plunge.

All donations (offline and online) will be combined for your pledge total.

You must raise a minimum of $50 to plunge and incentive can be earned starting at $75 and all incentives are cumulative.

Come on out and join us in the fun.  For more information go to   http://www.sone.org 

ScottyO with Trooper Jeff and Seth VanHorn

ScottyO with Trooper Jeff and Seth VanHorn