Polar Plunge set for Jan. 28

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017

EURE – The 6th annual Polar Plunge is slated for Saturday, Jan. 28.

Make your plans now to join in the fun at Beaver Lake in Eure.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 11:30 a.m. at Beaver Lake, home of Beaver Lake Ski Club.

Want to take the chilly challenge?  A $35 registration fee will get you a jump in the lake and then a piping hot bowl of chili to warm you up.

Want to be the first in the lake? A $75 fee gets you a jump off the pier to kick off the plunge.

Not ready to go solo? Get a team together and jump in at the same time. Creative costumes and names are encouraged, but not required. Teams registering with their name by Thursday, Jan. 19 will be on the back of the event t-shirts as a Freezin’ for a Reason team. Teams with creative costumes, names and presentations will compete for the traveling trophies, and the competition is fun, but fierce. Team levels are six members and under $300 raised in donations; eight members and under $400; and 10 members and under $500.

The Ice Cube Cub Challenge is $15 for kids ages eight and under, and can be in the kiddie pool or lake.

Not up for the chilly challenge? Plan to join the chili cook-off competition. Donate 15 servings of your best chili recipe in a crockpot for a chance to win a Chili’s Giftcard and the claim to fame. Chili needs to be delivered to the event site and registered no later than 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 28 to be considered for judging. Breakfast and other concessions will be available for purchase as well as chili.

Several vendors will also be on site, so bring your donation for Special Olympics and some extra spending money.

All proceeds from the challenge and the plunge benefit Gates County Special Olympics directly.

Volunteers are welcomed and needed.

For more information, contact Barbara Toti at totibb@gatescountyschools.net, check out GCHS Best Buddies on Facebook for event information and registration or go to this link online https://goo.gl/forms/QNRFhfGPUKKRbgWA2