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Special Olympics Polar Plunge Good Reason For Freezin'

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Training for this year's plunge, Jake Pickett and Alise Hazelett engage in a quick game of snowball.

While most everyone is avoiding the frigid outdoor temperatures this week, a brave bunch of area residents are gearing up for the 2019 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, which takes place a week from this Saturday at Metea County Park.

Plungers are seeking donations to benefit Special Olympics athletes around the state, and ensure continued opportunity for participation at all levels of activity. 

For a sneak Peek at what this celebration means to both state and county Olympic organizations, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with event chair, Jake Pickett, and Olympian, Alise Hazelett, to learn about the cause,  plunge day's festivities, and the satisfaction to be found in "freezin' for a reason."

Event Information:

Polar Plunge @ Metea County Park, Allen County, Indiana
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Registration:
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Plunge At Noon
After Splash Bash following Plunge

For more information visit the Special Olympics Indiana website.

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