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Who:  Law enforcement agencies and many other members of the community.

What:  A fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Iowa to
           continue providing year-round sports training and competition to nearly
           11,000 Iowans with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports Partners.

When:  11 a.m. (Registration); 12:00 p.m. (Plunge); Post Party immediately following the plunge on   Saturday, October 27

Where:  West Lake Park Beach in Davenport, Iowa

Background:

Special Olympics Iowa is hosting a Polar Plunge in Davenport, making it one of 13 locations in the state of Iowa to hold this event annually. Currently, Ames, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Ft. Dodge, Indianola, Iowa City, Mt. Pleasant, Northwest Iowa, Waterloo, and Sioux City each hold their own Polar Plunge.  Participants will jump into West Lake Park Beach in groups of 10 or more. Participants can either recruit a team of 10 or be placed on a team the day of the Plunge.

When a “plunger” raises a minimum of $75 in pledges they receive an official long sleeve polar bear T-shirt and admission to the post-plunge party. The more money a plunger raises, the more prizes they receive. Special prizes will be given to: the Polar Bear who raises the most money, the team with the best costume, Polar Bear with the best costume.

Too chicken to take the plunge? No problem! Register as a chicken and raise pledges to receive your chicken T-shirt and incentives, and then watch the plunge! There will be prizes for the “Chicken” that raises the most money.

Register online and start raising money now by visiting www.firstgiving.com/soiowa.


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