HOUSTON – It’s once again time to form a team and pick out costumes for the coldest event of the year. The annual Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Greater Houston Area, is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy. Those willing to freeze for a reason, can sign up individually or start a team online. Day of event registration will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Polar Plunge at 10:00 a.m.
The cost to take the Polar Plunge is $60 for adults and $30 for youth (18 years old and under). All registration fees include a long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt.
Additional funds raised will qualify participants for various incentive prizes, such as an SOTX beach towel, Polar Plunge backpack or an SOTX folding chair. Incentive prizes are determined by each donation level met. The top fundraising individual and top fundraising team will be honored at the event. An award will also be presented to the individual or team for “Best Costume.”
All proceeds from the Katy Polar Plunge will help fund SOTX competition, programming and training for more than 9,900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Greater Houston Area.
Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe and fun experience. There will be lifeguards, medical and emergency personnel on standby.
This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like the Polar Plunge, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state.