Be b-b-b-brave and take Donegal’s Polar Plunge!

Be b-b-b-brave and take Donegal’s Polar Plunge!

first_imgSpecial Olympics Ireland is calling on Co. Donegal to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this December 10th by participating in their ‘coolest’ fundraising event of the year. This year Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place at Rathmullan Strand, Rathmullan from 1.30pm.Last year, hundreds of people including families, sports clubs, businesses and individuals turned out to take part in this unique fundraising event, bravely plunging into icy cold waters. Special Olympics are hoping that this year’s event will be just as popular with potential plungers, so that much needed funds for the organisation and its athletes can be raised. The sports charity is gearing up to send 26 athletes to Austria next March, enabling them to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017.Speaking at the launch of the Polar Plunge today, Special Olympics Ireland’s Ulster Regional Director, Shaun Cassidy said: “The Polar Plunge is a freezing but fun event which we hope the people of Co. Donegal and beyond will get behind. This special opportunity allows people to take part in a meaningful initiative during the season of good will. We would encourage everyone to sign up today to help raise funds for our inspirational athletes.”Special Olympics Ireland provides sporting opportunities for over 9,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across 360 clubs all over Ireland.Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge. Registration costs just €15 with plungers asked to raise an additional €35. The full €50 goes directly to supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport and competitions. Plungers who raise more than €50 will also receive a complimentary Polar Plunge t-shirt.The Polar Plunge in Rathmullan is kindly supported by the Law Enforcement Torch Run.To keep up to date with Special Olympics Ireland events and Special Olympics Ireland athletes, follow the organisation on Twitter, @SOIreland and on Facebook, @SpecialOlympicsIreland.Be b-b-b-brave and take Donegal’s Polar Plunge! was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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