SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Hundreds of brave souls, many dressed in crazy costumes, are jumping into Lake Tahoe this Saturday as part of the 2012 Polar Plunge, co-hosted by Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada. The community is invited to participate in the festivities, which will include entertainment, a costume contest and prizes, as well as Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and volunteers who will share their experiences with the organization’s inspiring programs.
The Plunge is a national event held across the U.S. and supported locally by many law enforcement officers, businesses and individuals. Funds raised during the event are used to help the region’s athletes get the training, equipment and other items needed to compete in the free, year-round programs.
Registration for the Polar Plunge begins at 10 a.m. at Zephyr Cove Marina, 760 U.S. Highway 50. For more information or to register, visit www.iPolarPlungeNV.com.