Can you take the plunge for a good cause?

Get 'freezin for a reason'

By Eamonn McFadden

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Can you take the plunge for a good cause?

Taking the plunge in Rathmullan last year.

Special Olympics Ireland is calling on Donegal people to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this December by participating in their coolest fundraising event of the year. 

Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place at Rathmullan Strand, Rathmullan on December 10th. Last year, hundreds of people including families, sports clubs, businesses and individuals turned out to take part in this unique fundraising event, bravely plunging into icy cold waters.

Special Olympics are hoping that this year’s event will be just as popular with  so that much needed funds for the organisation and its athletes can be raised. The sports charity is gearing up to send 26 athletes to Austria next March, to the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

You can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge.

Speaking at the launch of the Polar Plunge, Special Olympics Ireland’s Ulster Regional Director, Shaun Cassidy said: “The Polar Plunge is a freezing but fun event which we hope the people of Co. Donegal and beyond will get behind. This special opportunity allows people to take part in a meaningful initiative during the season of goodwill. We would encourage everyone to sign up today to help raise funds for our inspirational athletes.”