Polar Plunge and 5K to Help Special Olympics
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARSHALL COUNTY - You can do your part to help local Special Olympics athletes by "Freezin' for a Reason" in the 2019 Peel & Holland Western Kentucky Polar Plunge & Polar 5k on Saturday, February 16 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Plunge participants solicit donations to support their effort (a minimum of $75 to take part or $50 for Junior Plungers). Polar Bears then take a teeth-chattering dip into the lake at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. 

You can choose to run into the lake from the Kentucky Dam Village shore, or jump from the docks. 

This year's event will again feature the Polar 5k ($40 entry fee), which will run through Kentucky Dam Village State Park the same day as the plunge.

Prizes will be given for the top individual fundraiser and for the top fundraising teams in corporate/civic, school and law enforcement divisions. There are also prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Event Organizer Chuck Williams says the Polar Plunge is extremely important to all of the athletes who compete locally in the Special Olympics.

"This is our primary fundraiser that we have each year to raise money for our Special Olympics programs. Three to four-hundred athletes across western Kentucky benefit directly. Especially the programs in Murray-Calloway County and Marshall County." Williams said.

Click the link below for more information about this year's Polar Plunge and 5K events.

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2019 Polar Plunge and 5K

Published 10:09 AM, Wednesday Jan. 02, 2019
Updated 10:23 AM, Wednesday Jan. 02, 2019

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