Tag: Special Olympics Southern California

Freezin’ for a Reason! The 5th Annual Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26th, 2016 – The 5th Annual Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge takes place March 5 at Carol Morrison East Public Boat Launch, 41911 North Shore Drive, to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics athletes.  Big Bear is the number one fundraising polar plunge for Special Olympics in all of Southern California. Proceeds from the event give people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, accomplishments, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Individuals who take the Polar Plunge challenge...

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A Chilly Challenge for Charity

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2014 – The temperature of the lake has been running about 47 degrees, but that won’t stop men, women and children from plunging in next week. That’s because they’re on a mission to benefit Special Olympics athletes. For over 40 years, Special Olympics Southern California [www.sosc.org] has been offering kids and adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to participate in sports training and competition. One of their big fundraisers is the Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge, scheduled this year for Saturday, March 8 at Meadow Park. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the Opening ceremonies at noon. Participants have already raised over half of the $50,000 goal, and Special Olympics Southern California Regional Director Abbey Leffler says, “86 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to Special Olympics program costs.” The program provides opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience the joy of physical activity. Those who take the Polar Plunge challenge are asked to raise at least $50 through pledges. Prizes are given to those raising more than $50, and those with the most creative costumes. To sign up as a Polar Plunger or a sponsor, call 951-703-6502. It’s free–and much warmer–to be a spectator, but donations are accepted. Activities include a family fun area, guest emcee (TBA), DJ music, a souvenirs stand, vendors, and a raffle drawing with great prizes....

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