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Cool customers urged to take the plunge for Special Olympics stars


Special Olympics Ireland is calling on people in Northern Ireland to get 'Freezin for a Reason' this December by participating in their coolest fundraising event of the year.

For the first time, the Special Olympics Polar Plunge is coming to Portrush and Special Olympics is urging volunteers to accept the challenge and plunge into the chilly Atlantic waters off East Strand.

The freezing fundraiser takes place on Sunday, December 8. Crowds of people, including families, Special Olympics athletes, businesses and individuals, are expected to turn out to take part in this unique fundraising event, bravely plunging into icy cold waters to raise much-needed funds for the organisation and its athletes in the Ulster region.

Special Olympics Ireland's Ulster Regional Director Shaun Cassidy said: "Every day, local Special Olympics athletes step up to meet the challenges of the sport they love and do so with a smile. We would encourage everyone to sign up in support of our inspirational athletes."

You can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge. Registration costs £20 with plungers encouraged to raise an additional £50. Those who raise £50 or more will receive a complimentary Polar Plunge t-shirt.

Belfast Telegraph