Special Olympics sets annual Polar Plunge
Southwest Oklahomans will chill for charity Saturday when Great Plains Special Olympics presents its 10th annual Polar Plunge and the Lawton Country Club, 4106 W. Gore.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the event will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. with participants taking a dip into the deep blue.
Donna Sparks, area director for Special Olympics, said in past years there have been as many as 100 plungers.
"The cost to plunge is $75 per person, and we have teams representing Cameron University; three middle schools; one high school; and the Lawton Police Department always challenges the Lawton Fire Department to participate," Sparks said. "Kids and teachers will also be involved and a teen from Elgin is participating this year too. We are excited that people are taking this challenge to heart."
"We will have between 10 and 15 participants involved in the event this year," said Sgt. Tim Jenkins, public information officer with the Lawton Police Department. "Our participation will be even bigger than last year. It's a great cause to be involved with and we enjoy participating in this plunge."