By Oluthando Keteyi - 18 August 2019Views : 445
It’s almost time for the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge where Mzansi will get to see their favourite celebrities plunge into an icy swimming pool in support of the athletes of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics South Africa will be hosting their 3rd edition of the Polar Plunge on August 31st with a target of 100 committed celebrities taking the plunge this year.
Following the success of the previous Plunges and the recent win at the Special Olympics Summer World Games, Special Olympics South Africa is going even BIGGER this year by challenging celebrities, media, corporate leaders, government officials and the organization’s own ambassadors to brave the freezing waters and plunge for a purpose.
This fun-filled annual event was started to raise awareness about Special Olympics South Africa and the work that they do in using sport to empower over 55 000 athletes living with an intellectual disability in South Africa.
The event also acts as a fundraiser to help support Special Olympics activities nationally.
Companies have the opportunity to participate through the “Toss your Boss” initiative where employees can fundraise and nominate their boss to take the plunge on behalf of the company. A number of companies have already committed including Ford SA, Visionview Sports Radio, Digilogix and Labournet.
Some of the plungers will also be fundraising to support their own dive's, by asking their supporters to sponsor them. The public can go online and sponsor their favourite celebrity at https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/polar-plunge