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5th Annual Polar Plunge set for Saturday

-5b43b59f7b9eb0b9BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, rescue workers and other businesses and groups will take the plunge on Saturday.

The 5th Annual Polar Plunge, organized by
The Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run, will take place Saturday at Oak Mountain State Park Beach. Teams of all shapes and sizes from throughout Jefferson and Shelby counties will dash into chilly waters to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

The First Annual Polar Plunge was held in January 2011 and raised thousands of dollars. The temperature that day was about 53 degrees outside and 48 degrees in the water at the state park beach. This Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 54 degrees.

Registration on site begins at 8 a.m. The plunge will begin at 10 a.m., and will include a costume contest on the beach. Registration for the event is $50, and includes a T-shirt.

Participants are encouraged to register early atwww.oakmountainstateparkpolarplunge.eventbrite.com.  The money raised will support the athletes that participate on local, state and national levels.

If you are interested in taking the plunge with the BPD Team, sponsoring someone to plunge, or making a donation, please contact Officer Timothy Gardiner (Community Services Division) at 205-790-3596 or timothy.gardiner@birminghamal.gov.

By: Carol Robinson, Source

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