Come chill out next month at the annual Polar Bear Plunge |

Come chill out next month at the annual Polar Bear Plunge

Brave souls willing to take the “plunge” for a good cause are encouraged to join in the Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 9 at Ski Run Marina.

Plungers will collect a minimum of $100 in pledges to take an invigorating winter swim in the chilly waters of Lake Tahoe. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Regional Winter Games, scheduled Feb. 18-19 at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Spooner Lake. Funds also will help provide free year-round training and competition to Special Olympics Team Tahoe athletes.

Registration starts at 11 a.m., and a costume contest, the plunge and awards ceremony will follow beginning at noon.

The event will include live music, hot coffee and pastries. Everyone should come dressed in their polar bear best for the pre-plunge costume contest. On the day of the dunk, plungers should bring at least $100 in donations/sponsorship money before taking the plunge.

Immediately following the plunge, everyone can warm their bones at the Post Plunge Party at Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurant. Festivities include an awards presentation, beverages and appetizers. Polar Bears get into the party for free. Friends and family will be admitted for a nominal fee.

Participants must register by Jan. 28; pledge sheets and donations will be turned in on the day of the plunge. For more information and to obtain a registration/ pledge form, contact Elaine Glasser, Polar Plunge coordinator, at (530) 541-4873.

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