AUBURN, Ala.- The 12th-annual Auburn Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Samford Pool beginning at 9 a.m. The goal of the Auburn Polar Plunge is to raise financial support for the brave athletes of the Lee County Special Olympics. The community is invited to help with this great cause by registering to take the frigid plunge on the last Saturday in January. This year’s theme is 2023 Trends, so dress in your favorite trend of 2023 and come ready to plunge.
In 2023, over $15,000 was raised for Special Olympics athletes. The goal in 2024 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 those who raise the most money and the winners of the costume contest.
Online registration is available at auburnalabama.org/parks/register. Participants will need to log in or create a MyRec account to sign up. All donations should be brought the day of the event in check or cash format. Checks can be made payable to Lee County Special Olympics. Those who register by Jan. 3 will be guaranteed a T-shirt.