Brave Alabaster swimmers invited to take plunge

January 4, 2018 by  

The Pelham, Alabama Police Department is holding their annual polar plunge to help raise funds for athletes competing in Alabama’s Special Olympics.

The eighth year of the polar plunge is nearly here, and Pelham Police officers want to encourage everyone to come join in on the fun. The proceeds earned from the plunge help to fund the state-wide Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run is one of the most visible fundraising efforts held each year that supports the Special Olympics.

Over 14,000 athletes in Alabama take part in these important games. The officers encourage residents, businesses and local students to show support to their fellow citizens by helping their dreams come true. Groups such as these will often look to print some brochures or flyers about their participation to help raise even more awareness of their fundraising efforts.

The plunge takes place from 8:00 am until noon on January 13th at Oak Mountain State Park at 200 Terrace Drive in Pelham. Participants that wear costumes can contribute $5 and be entered to win the Best Costume plaque. Advance registration fees for individuals are $35, $25 for students and $120 for teams of four. Participants may also register on the day of the event for an additional fee.

Additionally, the school that raises the most money for the Special Olympics will receive an iHeart Radio pep rally.