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Sheriff's "Team Belly Floppers" to Participate in 16th Annual Southern Oregon Polar Plunge

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Members of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office will be plunging for a purpose this weekend to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes.

For "Team Belly Floppers," this has become one of their favorite events supporting one of their favorite organizations. Last year, the team raised $4,200 for Special Olympics. This year, they've upped their goal to $7,500. To donate, please visit "support.soor.org/team/534673."

Hundreds of people across the Rogue Valley will don their costumes, work uniforms or swimming attire and jump into an unheated outdoor pool to make a splash for Special Olympics on Saturday at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford. It's the 16th Annual Southern Oregon Polar Plunge.

The fundraising event -- when participants raise at least $50 to take the plunge -- opens with registration at 9 a.m., with teams hitting the water at 11. Local sponsors will provide hot soup and beverages to warm up the cold water plungers as they emerge from their wintry dip. It's all in good fun, getting cold for a cause.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon athletes by providing uniforms, sports equipment, health and wellness programs, and year-round sports training for more than 5,000 "special athletes across the state.

To register or donate to the Southern Oregon Polar Plunge, visit "plungeoregon.org." To volunteer, e-mail "volunteer@soor.org."
Posted on 2/28/24 6:00AM by Sam Marsh