The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking teams of brave individuals willing to take on a challenge and make a dip into the frigid waters of Lake Pueblo for the third annual Polar Plunge benefiting the Special Olympics of Colorado.
The fundraiser is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 17 at the South Shore Marina of Lake Pueblo.
The event, which is sponsored by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, involves teams who take on the challenge of jumping into the frigid lake to raise money for Special Olympics. Participating team members raise money through donations and pledges, which allow them to take the icy plunge.
Since bringing the Polar Plunge to southern Colorado in 2016, more than 280 people have participated in the event and have raised more than $57,000 for Special Olympics. Last year’s event raised more than $37,000 and organizers hope to exceed last year’s goal.
If you’re interested in registering, visit the Polar Plunge website. A fundraising minimum of $75 ($50 for students/athletes) is required to participate.
If you’re not willing to brave the cold water, you can also sponsor a plunger. Monetary donations can be made on the website. All donations are tax deductible.