Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)– Supporters of Special Olympics Tennessee will be “freezin for a reason” this Saturday for the 2022 Music City Polar Plunge presented by Asurion.
Almost 300 registered plungers representing 36 teams will take the Polar Plunge in the Asurion Pool on February 18th at Nissan Stadium’s Lot R. This year’s plunge will include participant support from Buck Reising of the 104.5 The Buck Reising Show, Neil Orne & Nikki Burdine of WKRN Morning News, Taylor Washington of the Nashville Soccer Club and local law enforcement from Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Davidson County Sheriff’s Department, Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, and Brentwood Police Department.
The 24th annual Polar Plunge is one of Special Olympics Tennessee’s key fundraisers, and directly funds the programs sponsored by Special Olympics and the athletes who compete in local, state, and international competitions. The Polar Plunge is so much more than just an icy dip in the water. The funds raised at the plunge help Special Olympics Tennessee provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 18,000 athletes in Tennessee. Whether you jump, run, or tiptoe in, you will be helping to build a bigger, better, and COOLER community for Special Olympics athletes.
“The Polar Plunge is an opportunity for Tennesseans to participate in something exhilarating and out of the ordinary while contributing to a great cause,” said Adam Germek, president of Special Olympics Tennessee. “We are overwhelmed with the response and support we have received with a record-breaking fundraising currently at $118,000.”
WKDF 103.3 Country is the sponsor of the Music City Polar Plunge Costume Contest. There have been some wild, crazy, hilarious, wonderful, and amazing costumes at the plunge and know this year will bring it again. To ensure COVID-19 safety measures are in place, plungers in group times are set to plunge at the top of the hour beginning at 9am and last group set for 2pm. The 2022 Chili Cook Off is sponsored by SPB Hospitality and this is event is free to all spectators.
About Special Olympics:Founded in 1968, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For more information about Special Olympics Tennessee, please visit www.specialolympicstn.org.