Waco YMCA to host Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Te - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Waco YMCA to host Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Texas

(Source: Special Olympics Texas) (Source: Special Olympics Texas)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The annual Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge will be held at the Waco Family YMCA, 6800 Harvey Dr., on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.

Those ready to freeze for a reason will don creative costumes and jump into icy cold water; of course, with the unseasonably warm weather, the plunge may not be very polar this year!

Awards will be presented for the Top Fundraising Plunger and for Best Costumes.

The required entry fee is $30 for children and $60 for adults.  All money raised will go toward providing world-class Olympic-type sports training for more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Heart of Texas area.

Necessary precautions, including lifeguards and medical and emergency personnel, will be in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe and fun experience.

The Polar Plunge is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Texas’ largest grassroots fundraiser.

For more information, visit www.sotx.org/polarplunge.

Copyright 2017 KXXV.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-10-21 10:14:52 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    More >>

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    More >>
  • Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:42:08 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-10-21 10:14:09 GMT

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

    More >>

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

    More >>
  • Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:13 AM EDT2017-10-21 10:13:59 GMT

    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

    More >>

    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly