Polar Plunge 2020 is an extreme way to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Colorado.

It's a pretty simple concept. You raise a minimum of $75 for Special Olympics Colorado and you get to take a dip in one of Colorado's ice-cold lakes or even a pool. All of the funds raised go towards programming and events for nearly 25,000 special athletes across the state.

Every year, thousands of people take the Polar Plunge challenge at various locations around the state. The western slope location is Nottingham Lake in Avon. Participants will be gathering on March 28 for this fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado.

The registration fee is $75 for those that want to take the plunge. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent or guardian present and sign a waiver. Some people do the event as a team, which makes a lot of sense. Jumping into freezing water isn't something I would want to do alone. Having the moral support of teammates would make all the difference in the world.

Special Olympics Colorado is such a great organization and this is one way that people in Colorado can offer support. The Polar Plunge isn't the easiest way to support a charity, but, the fact is, life isn't easy for Special Olympics athletes and their families.

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