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5th Annual Hill City Polar Plunge to be Held Saturday
Liberty Athletics in conjunction with Liberty's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Special Olympics Virginia will host the Fifth annual Hill City Polar Plunge on Saturday, at Hydaway Lake in Lynchburg, Va., with all proceeds benefitting Virginia's Special Olympics athletes.
The event's festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with live music, food, games and a family festival atmosphere aimed at bringing the community together in support of Special Olympics.
The event, which raised a record breaking total in 2012, has become one of the most exciting winter festivals in South Central Virginia. The festival has grown by leaps and bounds each year, with 16 participants collecting $2,400 in 2009 to last year's 200 plus participants bringing in over $22,000.
The fundraising minimum to participate this year is $50, but for those simply wishing to attend the festival, there is no cost. All registrants receive a free t-shirt and lunch ticket.
Those participating are encouraged to invite others to join in and take the plunge as a team. Prizes will be given away for the top individual and team fundraisers. There will also be costume competitions for those looking to add a little style to their dip in the lake.
To register for the event, please click on the link located at the top of the page.
The Special Olympics of Virginia serves more than 11,000 athletes through seven regional offices and 30 area programs, including the Piedmont Region, which serves Lynchburg and surrounding areas. The organization hosts over 2,000 events every year, including seven statewide competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.