Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Lake Hickory
From Hickory Daily Record:
HICKORY – The Hickory Police Department will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 27 at the Wittenburg Wildlife Access on Lake Hickory. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m. on the day of the event, and the plunge will occur at 1 p.m., according to a release from the department.
To participate in the plunge, individuals must donate at least $50, and can register before the day of the event by calling either Sergeant Randy Isenhour at (828) 261-2676 or Chrystal Dieter at (828) 261-2600. Money raised from the donations goes to Special Olympics North Carolina.
Participants receive a free event T-shirt after they take the plunge, according to the release. There will also be food and hot drinks provided for participants, and heated campers to change clothes.
Several local organizations are supporting the event, such as the Hickory Crawdads, Bethlehem Fire and Rescue, Alexander County Rescue Squad and Push America (Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity of Lenoir Rhyne University).