Volunteers Preparing To Polar Plunge
KSAL Staff - Thu 08:52 PM 02/14/2013
A group of hearty volunteers are prepared to brave the Kansas winter and take a Polar Plunge. They will strip down and plunge into the frigid lake at the Webster Conference Center as part of the Polar Plunge and 5K Strut.
Organizers say that the Polar Plunge & Strut is an extreme event for extreme people willing to help out an extremely good cause. All proceeds will benefit the Kansas Special Olympics.
The event in Salina is this Saturday at the Webster Conference Center.
Registration begins at 7:30 Saturday morning.
A 5k cross country run, 5k road run, and a 1 mile walk all begin at 9:30.
The Polar Plunge begins at 11:30. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and will be judged.
Early packet pickup will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
The Saline Blue Thunder organization will be selling food and snacks.
The public is invited to attend.
KSAL News Director Todd Pittenger has agreed to the take the plunge this year, and is collecting donations. Donations can me made at the Salina Media Group studios at the Townsite Building in Downtown Salina.