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Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2020 – The community of Mesquite, TX plunged into 49-degree water at City Lake Aquatic Complex for the Polar Plunge to raise more than $22,000 for athletes served by Special Olympics Texas. In the past 10 years, the Mesquite community has donated more than $200,000 through the annual event that generates funds to help provide people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete in year-round sports.
Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato said, “We are so grateful for our community supporting this worthwhile cause. It was fun to see so many kids and adults join our police officers and community leaders to take the Polar Plunge.” Cato explained that although the event, held on Feb. 1, raised more than $22,000 through initial donations, there are additional pledges coming in and the final total of funds will increase.
The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to support more than 58,000 Special Olympics Texas athletes. All money raised for Polar Plunge provides year-round sports training and competition, health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.