Dungarvan Garda Station is calling on people from across Waterford to 'Get Freezin’ For A Reason' by taking part in an icy dip to raise much needed funds to support Special Olympics Ireland’s athletes.
Now in its 21st year, Polar Plunge events will take place in five locations across Ireland throughout December - including Dungarvan.
Juvenile Liaison Officer at Dungarvan Garda Station, Garda Aidan McCarthy, is organising the local event which takes place on Sunday December 10th and gets underway from 3pm.
Participants can also complete their own Polar Plunge virtually from their own locations.
Eoin O’Beara, Munster Regional Director, Special Olympics Ireland said: “We are delighted to launch the 21st Polar Plunge in support of our athletes, clubs and programmes. The challenge of getting ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ is all the more apt this year as we prepare for the Ireland Winter Games in 2024."
He continued: "For all of us involved in Special Olympics, the grassroots and everyday activities at local level are the most important. It is so important that people with an intellectual disability have an outlet through sport, an outlet to meet friends, train hard and compete, with support from the local community and volunteers. We would be delighted if you would consider getting ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ in Dungarvan on the 10th December for Special Olympics Ireland and help us raise the necessary funds that will help support athletes not only in the local area but across the Island of Ireland.”
For more information or to sign-up for a daring dip this December, visit https://www.specialolympics.ie/polar-plunge-2023.