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December 28, 2012

Polar plunge is set!

It's time again to take the plunge.

McALESTER — Its time again to take the plunge.

The McAlester Polar Plunge, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Special Olympics, is set for 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at the J.I. Stipe Recreation Center, according to MJ Brickey Polar Plunge committee member.

And she said it’s not too late to sign up to join the freezing fun and help raise money for the non-profit organization.

This year, State Representative Donnie Condit (D-McAlester) said he will be back again to take plunge.

“I think it’s great, we should do everything we can to help the Special Olympics,” Condit said.

And Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns said although he won’t be taking the plunge this year, several volunteers from the sheriff’s department will be.

“We will have several volunteers taking the plunge,” Kerns said.

“It’s going to be cold but we are always willing to help the Special Olympics.”

No wetsuits are allowed for the plunge, shoes are recommended to be worn and she said costumes are encouraged.

Meanwhile, Brickey said before they take the leap, each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses to raise of money for the program.

She said individuals and businesses that would like to participate can still do so.

 “We still are still looking for people and businesses who are willing to help,” she said.

She said the fundraiser is open to the public, and only registered plungers will be allowed in the water and a parent or guardian must sign the waiver form if a plunger is under age 18.

The J.I. Stipe Center is located at 801 N. 9th Street.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lightle of the Special Olympics at 918-481-1234 or visit sook.org.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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