Kentucky Lake Polar Plunge Coming March 7
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GILBERTSVILLE - This year's 11th annual Western Kentucky Polar Plunge is happening a little later in the winter this year, but it's not to avoid cold temperatures.

"February has not been very kind to us. Three out of the last four years have had some lousy (rainy) weather for the Plunge," said Chuck Williams, planning committe member for Special Olympics Kentucky for Murray and Calloway County. The event is also sponsored by the Marshall County chapter.

This year's event will happen on Saturday, March 7, and it's still at Kentucky Dam Village State Park.

Hundreds of participants will jump off the dock into the waters of Kentucky Lake, or run in from the beach area. There's also a 5K run.

Team participation is encouraged from local businesses, schools or churches. Many teams show up in costume, or themed t-shirts. Junior plungers are asked to raise $50 or more to participate, adults are asked to raise $75 to enter.

The event is the largest fundraiser each year for Special Olympics activities in western Kentucky, with an annual goal of $100,000.

You can get more information to sign up a team at the link below.

On the Net:

Western Kentucky Polar Plunge website

Published 11:16 AM, Saturday Feb. 08, 2020
Updated 06:23 PM, Friday Feb. 21, 2020



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