Special Olympics Announces Inaugural Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Brunswick County is proud to announce that we will be holding our inaugural Polar Plunge fundraising event on February 29, 2020 at Middleton Park on Oak Island. Special Olympics Brunswick County supports hundreds local athletes with intellectual disabilities in Basketball, Softball, Bocce, Golf, Cycling, Soccer, Tennis, Bowling, Cycling, Swimming & Volleyball. Some of these athletes compete in the State Competitions versus other counties to qualify for National and International Competition. Others compete in the annual local Spring Games or during school sports clinics. “We have gotten to the point where we need to fundraise in order to meet our long-range planning goals in Brunswick County. We have the need to expand our sports offerings as well as offer more opportunities for younger athletes in the school system. There is certainly a need.” says Steve Goodwin, Special Olympics and Special Populations Coordinator for Brunswick County. “Our Plunge Committee has a group of community leaders that represent organizations such as the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, Brunswick County Schools, the Town of Oak Island, Brunswick Community College, as well as local Church and Civics Groups. These leaders will help us generate Plunge Teams and drive excitement in their organizations. This is a fun family event for everyone.” says Steve. Join us for a day of fun, music, line dance, games, food trucks and a health fair. Wear a costume. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and most money raised! Make sure you all “Save The Date, February 29, 2020: Freezin’ For A Reason” to benefit Special Olympics Brunswick County. Too Chicken to Plunge? No problem, we have a way for you to participate as well. Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Questions or information on sponsorship opportunities? Email [email protected] Connect with us on Facebook for the link to register or donate.