Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – The annual Lake Murray Polar Plunge, hosted by Special Olympics South Carolina, will be held Saturday, February 11.

Those who choose to brave the icy waters will meet at the Lake Murray Recreation Area on the Lexington side of the dam. The entrance to the area is located at the intersection of SC Highway 6 and Corley Mill Road. Registration begins at 10 a.m., the costume contest will happen at 11 a.m. and the plunge will take place at noon.

The event is open to the public and potential plungers can register the day of the event. Plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in donations- that includes an event T-shirt and refreshments. Get fundraising now, by clicking here.

Good Morning Columbia anchors Rochelle Dean, Grace Joyal and Tyler Ryan will be taking the dip as part of team “Brain Freeze.”

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (SCLETR) conducts year-round fundraising and public awareness events in support of Special Olympics South Carolina. Officers involved in the SCLETR serve as guardians of the “Flame of Hope” and dedicate themselves to the purpose of supporting the 24,800 Special Olympics athletes in South Carolina.

Special Olympics South Carolina provides year round athletic training and competition for 24,848 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We offer 27 Olympic-type sports and hold more than 400 competitions annually.

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