Appalachian State University’s 17th Annual Polar Plunge Rescheduled for Feb. 26 Due to Frigid Temperatures

Published Monday, February 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Feb. 16, 2015. Appalachian State University’s 17th annual Polar Plunge has been rescheduled for Feb. 26, due to frigid temperatures forecasted for the initial date, Thursday, Feb. 19.

“With weather forecasts calling for temperatures in the single digits on Thursday, organizers of the event decided it was best to move the Polar Plunge to the following Thursday when highs are expected to be above freezing,” said Gunther Doerr, director of public safety and risk management and director of University Police at Appalachian in a press release.

polar_plunge_2015_rescheduledOn-site registration will be from 3-4 p.m. Feb. 26 with the event to follow.

Sponsored by Watauga County law enforcement agencies and Watauga County Parks and Recreation, the annual event strives to raise funds for the Watauga County Special Olympics athletes. Held annual at Appalachian State’s Duck Pond, the event has become a highly-anticipated annual adventure for campus groups, clubs, Greek life and individuals hoping to make a splash during their college years.

Participants are encouraged to dress up in wacky costumes and are eligible to win awards for individual and group costume ideas.

Registration for this year’s event is $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of five or more. Prizes will be award for the most extreme costume (male and female), and to the top fundraising group and individual. All participants will receive a Polar Plunge beach towel.

For more information, contact Keron Poteat at Watauga County Parks and Recreation at 828-264-9511 or [email protected].

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