Special Olympics Polar Plunge In Boulder This Saturday
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games underway in Sochi Russia, let's not forget about our special Olympians here at home who dream those same dreams.
Freezin' for a Reason! What a fun way to raise money for Special Olympics and helping over 14,000 athletes see some of their dreams come to fruition. With the weather we've had lately, the name seems pretty fitting for the Boulder event Saturday which starts at 1:00 PM and on top of the donations leader board is the Greeley Police Department who shattered their goal of $5000 by raising $9300. Boulder PD and Fort Collins PD are at #4 and #5 respectively.
Salute! I may have to make the drive and come support Northern Colorado's Finest!
There is still plenty of time however to get registered for the Denver event on February 22nd and/or the Aurora event on March 8th. Both of those events are a 'Splash and Dash' where you run a 5K and then take a polar plunge. Just click on one of those previous links (or follow the big red one below) and get started building your team or find one to join. Keep in mind that $250 will train one athlete for the entire season...it's a no-brainer!
The 2014 National Games will be held in Princeton, New Jersey this year and those athletes who are a a part of Team Colorado, qualified at the 2013 State events. The next World Games will be in the Summer of 2015 in Los Angeles, California.