OSWEGO, NY – Nearly 15 teams and more than 75 people from all over Oswego are already signed up for the first-ever Oswego Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York.
This is our first year plunging and our goal is to raise more than $20,000 to support the athletes of Special Olympics.
Registration starts at 9 a.m.
Plunge organizers are looking for more teams and individuals, especially from high schools and colleges.
Teams have already signed up from the Oswego State Cheerleading Team, Team Pepsi and Mu Beta Psi.
The plunge is an excellent community service opportunity for school groups, other youth groups, businesses and anyone else who wants to support Special Olympics. Representatives from Special Olympics will be happy to help individuals and groups take the plunge.
Notable groups that will be helping with the Plunge include the Oswego Fire Department, Oswego Police Department, Oswego County Sheriff’s and the Oswego Coast Guard.
There are a number of incentives for the Oswego Polar Plunge.
Every plunger who raises $100 will receive a Polar Plunge sweatshirt, and there are additional Polar Plunge incentives for those who raise more money.
Those who want to participate in the Oswego Plunge but do not want to jump into the icy water are welcome to join our Chicken Coop.
The Chicken Coop is a VIP area where individuals will have preferred Plunge viewing, food and beverages and tons of fun and entertainment, while receiving all of the same incentives as Plungers and without having to dip even a big toe in.
A $20 fundraising minimum is required for Chickens.
Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.
With more than 52,000 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 information on taking part in the Oswego Polar Plunge, please contact Tysha Martin at Special Olympics New York at 585-586-7400 ext. 109 or [email protected]
You can sign up for the Plunge online at www.tinyurl.com/OswegoPP
More information can also be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OswegoPolarPlungeForSpecialOlympics.