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Febuary 21, 2008
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Polar Bear Plunge 2008

Freezin' for a Reason to Benefit Special Olympics Nebraska

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Bear Plunge 2008 is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Holmes Lake Park, S. 64th Street and Normal Boulevard. Participants collect pledges from friends and family as encouragement for jumping into icy waters in the middle of winter. According to the Special Olympics Nebraska website,, the plunge consists of running to a marked target in the water and then back. This target is waist to chest deep. Participants plunge individually or as a team. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Nebraska.

Registration is from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with the Celebrity Plunge at 10:30 a.m. Team and individual plunging begins at 10:45 a.m. The first year the fundraising event came to Lincoln, 50 people plunged, helping raise $3,000. By 2006, 150 plungers helped raise $17,000. They are hoping to increase that total even more in 2008.

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