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Rigid temperatures won’t stop the Grant County Frosty’s from freezing for a reason’ once again.
The local group will participate for the fourth consecutive year in the Special Olympics of Kentucky’s annual fundraiser Polar Plunge Feb. 2 at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue.
The plunge is like a walk-a-thon with a twist as participants solicit at least $75 in donations to support taking a chilly dip into a pool.
“This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Special Olympics of Kentucky,” said Beverly Bass, Grant County Special Olympics coordinator. “People like to pledge just to see you jump. I always said that I would never jump and this will be my second year. This is my son, Zach’s third. He has even recruited a few friends to join our team. We do it for (my daughter) Amanda and the other wonderful athletes in our program.”
A team from North Key in Grant County also will be participating in the fundraiser, said Bass.
So far, the Frosty’s have six plungers committed to the cause and one other who will raise money through a “Too Chicken To Plunge” option at the event.
The group, who will wear Grant County Special Olympics team apparel as they jump into the icy water, had two plungers last year and raised $200.
The Polar Plunge had a record-breaking year in 2012 when 3,164 Polar Bears hit the water with more than $150,000 raised to support Special Olympics athletes in Kentucky and Ohio.
The Grant County Frosty’s are still seeking sponsors or brave souls who would like to join the team to take the plunge.
For more information, call Beverly Bass at 859-322-7366 or go to www.kentuckyplunge.com.
Donations can be made by going to www.soky.kintera.org/2013ky-ohpolarplunge, clicking on “Sponsor a Participant” and searching for Beverly or Zach Bass.