Polar Plunge & Donut Dash Saturday

Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support the Special Olympics athletes of Illinois by jumping into the waters of Carlyle Lake on Saturday, February 24 for the 2018 Carlyle Polar Plunge. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Check-in for the plunge begins at 10:00 a.m. located at 801 Lake Road, Carlyle, IL.

All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $100 in donations. People are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams. A team must consist of a minimum of five plungers. Each team member must also raise the minimum of $100 in donations; all team members’ individual fundraising totals will be merged to form a combined team total.

Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you will receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and will be mailed to participants in April.

The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle Polar Plunge held. This is the only 5K around that not only tests your speed but your ability to eat donuts. Participants will be treated to multiple donut stops along the route and will receive a minute deduction from their overall time for each donut they consume along the course. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age category.

Alex Huegen is the 2018 Polar Plunge Ambassador for the Carlyle Polar Plunge. Alex is a competitor, global messenger, and committee member for Special Olympics Illinois. He competes in a variety of sports such as, volleyball snowshoeing, softball, basketball, and unified bocce. He is a great supporter of the Polar Plunge and encourages everyone to participate despite the cold. Alex has supported the Polar plunge for the past two years and plans to do so this year. Join Alex Huegen as he supports the 2018 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois!

Plungers can register for the Plunge at www.plungeillinois.com or by contacting Justin Dunning at 618-654-6680 or jdunning@soill.org. Plungers are invited to join the conversation and share who they will #PlungeWith on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This is the 19th year of the LETR Polar Plunge. In 19 years, more than 66,000 plungers have raised more than $18.4 million.

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