CONTRIBUTED BY THE CITY OF AUBURN / BY ELIZABETH KAUFMAN
The 11th annual Auburn Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at Samford Pool beginning at 9 a.m.
The community is invited to help raise financial support for the brave athletes of the Lee County Special Olympics by registering to take the frigid plunge into the pool. This year’s theme is Superheroes, and participants are encouraged to dress in their best superhero costumes.
In 2022, over $12,000 was raised for Special Olympics athletes. The goal in 2023 is to surpass last year’s pledges. Once a participant registers, the goal is to get as many people as possible to “sponsor” the plunge. There will be prizes for people who raise the most money, as well as prizes for the winners of the costume contest. All participants are encouraged to dress in costume, jump in and join in for a fun frigid day in support of a worthy cause.
To register online, visit auburnalabama.org/parks/register and create a MyRec account to sign up. Participants are asked to bring their donations the day of the Polar Plunge. Participants who register by Friday, Jan. 13, will be guaranteed a T-shirt.