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Polar Plunge is March 18

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Special Olympics Nevada and Northern California will host the annual Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. March 18 in the icy waters of Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove Resort. The 2017 Polar Plunge will feature a "Space Odyssey" theme and raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics and its athletes.

Plungers — which have included individuals, companies, law enforcement, families, schools and organizations — are asked to raise a minimum of $100 to participate. Registration includes a Polar Plunge long-sleeve shirt and admission into the Post-Plunge Party at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, featuring a hot buffet, no-host bar, music and awards. Costumes are encouraged. Supporters not up to the plunge itself may also raise money as a "chicken" and receive the shirt and admittance into the Post-Plunge Party. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at http://www.ipolarplungenv.com.

All proceeds from the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge benefit Special Olympics Nevada. Along with providing year-round free sports and competition programs, Special Olympics Nevada encourages is committed to improving the health and well-being of athletes through a variety of screenings and programs. Last year's South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge featured 355 plungers and raised more than $109,000 for Special Olympics Nevada.