“Freezin for a Reason” – 2024 Vermillion Polar Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota
Vermillion is one of eight SOSD plunges across South Dakota
WHO: Special Olympics South Dakota (SOSD) and Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are calling on all Vermillion area residents with daring souls and warm hearts, willing to brave the cold for the Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics on Saturday, February 17th. The annual fundraiser is organized by local committee members, including South Dakota Law Enforcement.
WHAT: At the Polar Plunge, participants raise funds, then jump into chilly waters to show their support for the athletes of Special Olympics and increase awareness for people living with intellectual disabilities across South Dakota. Plungers set their own fundraising goals prior to the event and collect pledges in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters. Each person must raise a minimum of $100 and can participate as an individual, or can create a team with friends, co-workers, or classmates. High school and college students can participate for $50 and those who participate also can win a $500 scholarship.
WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2024
WHERE: Old Lumber Company | Vermillion, SD
WHY: Each year, Polar Plunges are held across the country to raise awareness and attract communities to this thrilling fundraising event. This year’s plunge will help provide funds for year-round sports training and competition for more than 2,750 children and adults living with intellectual disabilities in South Dakota, at no cost to the athletes.