The Banks Hosts Polar Plunge Fundraiser for Ohio and Kentucky Special Olympics

Participants will be jumping into a freezing pool to raise money for the Ohio and Kentucky Special Olympics.

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click to enlarge People will be jumping into a freezing pool located at The Banks. - Photo: facebook.com/sokentucky
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People will be jumping into a freezing pool located at The Banks.

Some very brave people will be jumping into a freezing pool — in January — to raise money for the Ohio and Kentucky Special Olympics.

The Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge will be making a splash on Jan. 29 when participants jump into a pool at the intersection of Joe Nuxhall Way and East Freedom Way, per a release from Special Olympics Ohio.

In order to take the leap, participants must raise a minimum of $75, or $50 for those under 18 and students who wish to join in.

Organizers say there will be lots of crazy costumed and brave participants ready to take on the challenge to raise money for the Special Olympics.

They say their mission is to provide “sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.”

While the plunge is the main draw, there are still loads of other events to participate in — ones where you don’t have to jump into water in January. There will be costume contests, food vendors and organizers say some restaurants at The Banks plan to open early.

Anyone who jumps into the icy water gets a dry Polar Plunge T-shirt. The top three fundraisers and fundraising groups will receive prizes. The Golden Plunger will be awarded to the best-costumed individuals and team.

Sign up online now. Day-of event signup begins at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Social. Events start at 11 a.m., and the plunge beings at 11:30 a.m.

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