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Freeze the Day for Special Olympics Texas

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Provided by: Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas challenges you to sign up for its frostiest fundraiser of the year on December 14th.

SOTX is calling on everyone cool enough to plunge for proceeds at the annual Polar Plunge - a chilly and entertaining event where the brave raise pledges by jumping into frrrreezing cold water.

The first plunge is at 9:30 a.m. at Ashmore Inn and Suites in Lubbock. The cost to plunge is $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18 years old. Anyone who raises more than their required plunge fee will get a t-shirt, beach towel, knit cap or one of the many other available incentives, based on their plunge level. Plunge proceeds support more than 900 athletes in the South Plains area.

Register today. For more details about the Polar Plunge, contact April Benavidez ( at 806.749.7000.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.

In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX. The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve close to 44,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

About Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;;


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