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Jump in with both feet for Special Olympics
Polar Plunge is this weekend
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4th annual Polar Plunge

When: Saturday Feb. 16

11 a.m.: Registration

1 p.m.: All plungers must be registered

1–1:30 p.m.: Costume Contest on beach

1:30 p.m.: Plunge Program, Safety Briefing, and awards

2 p.m.: Plunge time

Where: Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford.

Cost: Free to watch, $50 to plunge

More info: 770-414-9390 ext. 119 or,


If the weather hasn’t been cold enough for you, get ready for a plunge in temps this weekend.

Brave-hearted and big-hearted alike will come together to support the Special Olympics at the fourth annual Polar Plunge on Lake Lanier.

The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics of Georgia and many states across the nation participate in the annual event.

Participants who have collected pledges or paid a fee will have the opportunity to jump into the icy waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

All proceeds collected by "plungers" will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, highest fundraiser, highest and fundraising team.

For those who do not love the polar bear habitat, there will be heated areas to keep warm, toasty concessions and souvenirs.

Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart is welcome to participate. Of course, there is always room for more hesitant souls who just wish to be spectators.

For more information and a complete list of rules, call 770-414-9390 ext. 119, email or visit You can also find them on Facebook.

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