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Freezin’ for a Reason in Oswego – Polar Plunge Set Saturday

OSWEGO, NY – Freezin’ for a Reason! Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon took the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and now it’s Oswego’s turn.

More than 100 participants are signed up for the second annual Plunge for Special Olympics New York and will take an icy dip into Ontario Lake on Saturday in support of local area Special Olympics athletes.

OPD Lt. Charles Searor leads the torch bearer at the start of the first Polar Plunge in the Port City.
OPD Lt. Charles Searor leads the torch bearer at the start of the first Polar Plunge in the Port City.

Sergeant Jim Cunningham, officers Lysa Dolin, Bryan Thompson and Kevin Engle of the Oswego Police Department will lead the plunge carrying the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics “Flame of Hope.”

Top fundraiser Cindy Tyler of Antwerp and team Jumping for Jake will lead the plunge in honor of Jake Tyler.

Oswego’s Polar Plunge is set at Wright’s Landing, 21 Lake St.

Registration and check-in from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with the Plunge at 1 p.m.

A chicken BBQ will be held at Gibby’s Irish Pub 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Coffeee and hot chocolate for registered Polar Plungers provided by Dunkin’ Donuts

Great Polar Plunge and Special Olympics merchandise will be for sale.

Registration is still open at  www.PolarPlungeNY.org/Oswego

A large crowd took part in the previous  Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. The 2014 event is set for Saturday.
A large crowd took part in the previous Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. The 2014 event is set for Saturday.

Participants can also register the day of the plunge, just bring collected cash and checks with you.

All participants raising $100+ receive a free official Polar Plunge sweatshirt.

Thank you to our Oswego Polar Plunge sponsors and partners: Dunkin’ Donuts, iHeart Oswego, WOLF 104.1, city of Oswego, Oswego Police Department, Fire Department and Gibby’s Irish Pub.

Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world. With 64,659 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the sixth largest chapter in the world. Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports, the Young Athletes Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – at no cost to the athlete, their families or their caregivers.

For more information visit www.nyso.org

More information can also be found on our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/OswegoPolarPlunge

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