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Louth Polar Plunge to take place on December 3rd in aid of Special Olympics

Louth Polar Plunge to take place on December 3rd in aid of Special Olympics

This year’s Louth Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics will take place at Clogherhead Beach at 1pm on Saturday December 3rd.

Special Olympics Ireland is calling on the people of Co Louth to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this December 3rd by participating in their ‘coolest’ fundraising event of the year. Last year, hundreds of people including families, sports clubs, businesses and individuals turned out to take part in this unique fundraising event, bravely plunging into icy cold waters.

Special Olympics are hoping that this year’s event will be as popular with potential plungers, so that much needed funds for the organisation and its athletes can be raised. The sports charity is gearing up to send 26 athletes to Austria next March, enabling them to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017.

Separate plunges are also taking place at locations around the country this December.

  • 40 Foot, Sandycove, Co. Dublin – December 3rd from 1pm
  • Rosslare Beach, Wexford, Co. Wexford – December 3rd from 1pm
  • Rathmullan Strand, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal – December 10th from 1.30pm
  • Salthill Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway – December 10th from 1.30pm
  • National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork – December 10th from 12pm
  • Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim – December 3rd from 11am.

Speaking at the launch of the Polar Plunge, Special Olympics Ireland’s Leinster Regional Director, Annette Codd said: “The Polar Plunge is a freezing but fun event which we hope the people of Co. Louth and beyond will get behind. This special opportunity allows people to take part in a meaningful initiative during the season of good will. We would encourage everyone to sign up today to help raise funds for our inspiring athletes.”

Special Olympics Ireland provides sporting opportunities for over 9,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across 360 clubs all over Ireland.

Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at Registration costs just €15 with plungers asked to raise an additional €35. The full €50 goes directly to supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport and competitions. Plungers who raise more than €50 will also receive a complimentary Polar Plunge t-shirt.

The Polar Plunge is kindly supported by the Law Enforcement Torch Run.