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Special Olympics of Texas

November, 2016

Icy cold water awaits those who are brave enough to take part in the annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)Polar Plunge at Typhoon Texas Waterpark (555 Katy Fort Bend Rd.) on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. Those willing to take the challenge can register in advance here.

In order to accept this challenge, an entry fee of $30 for children and $60 for adults is required. Additional funds raised will qualify participants for various incentive prizes, including a six-pack cooler, stainless steel water bottle and a fleece blanket for each donation level they meet. (The more money raised, the more incentives one receives!) All monies raised will go toward providing Special Olympics programming for more than 9,900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Greater Houston Area.


Participants will plunge into frigid water all for a good cause. To add to the fun, costumes are encouraged and those wearing one will be contenders for the Best Costume Award. Awards will also be presented to the Top Fundraising Plunger and the Top Fundraising Team.


Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe and fun experience. There will be divers, lifeguards and medical and emergency personnel on standby


The Polar Plunge is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser.


For more information, visit or contact Joan Jarrett ( at 713.290.0049, ext. 223. 


About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $12 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 55,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on:; Visit the Greater Houston Area Facebook page at


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