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Polar plunge raises $35K for special Olympics

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 01:34:36-05

Hundreds of warm-hearted souls turned out to support Special Olympics Nevada for the 2017 Las Vegas Polar Plunge at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino.
 
The event featured more than 110 Plungers along with a gathering of spectators and raised in excess of $35,000 for Special Olympics Nevada. The proceeds support the organization in providing free year-round sports training and competitions, health services and education programs to 3,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.
 
The Las Vegas Polar Plunge included games, contests, a photo booth, food and drinks, a raffle and silent auction, and the dive into the pool – which had been chilled with more than 1,000 pounds of ice. Costumes were plentiful and were judged by special guests including Washoe Sheriff Chuck Allen, Patty Barba of Patty’s Closet, JJ Snyder of KTNV 13 and a group of lively celebrity impersonators. The UNLV marching band also attended for a performance. The Las Vegas Polar Plunge was sponsored by Aerotek, Coca-Cola, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Law Enforcement Torch Run® Nevada and TEKsystems.