Jumping In Freezing Cold Water? Hey, It’s For A Good Cause
You see it every year multiple times on the internet or social media.
People getting all dressed up in their bathing suits...in single degree temps.
Some throw on a swim cap and goggles and they're ready for the jump. The Polar Plunge, or some variation of it, is what it's most typically called.
There's those who do it strictly for fun, and those that do it for a cause. Did you know there's one here in Amarillo though?
The Special Olympics of Texas does a Polar Plunge every year, and we're right around the corner from it happening here in Amarillo. Are you brave enough to do it?
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
It takes a village...and money to help fund the Special Olympics program, and it's a wonderful program to exist. When I was in middle school, one of my favorite electives was working in the special education class with these kids. They're vibrant, funny and full of life. Giving them an outlet to hone their sporting skills and compete is near and dear to my heart.
WHAT DOES THE POLAR PLUNGE ENTAIL
Well as you can see, it's exactly what you think it is. You hop in your bathing suite, brave freezing temperatures and jump into some icy cold water. I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I'm personally brave enough to do it. I HATE being cold, but for this cause I may just hop in.
WHAT'S AMARILLO WEATHER LOOK LIKE FOR SATURDAY
Well, the high will be the highest it's been over the course of a few days. However, you won't be jumping in when it's hitting that 46 degree mark. You can expect the outside temp to be below freezing when you take the plunge, making the water even colder.
SO WHAT'S THIS GOING TO COST YOU
The cost to participate is $30 for kids and $60 for adults at its lowest entry level. You'll get yourself a long sleeve t-shirt and the chance to jump into the pool. There are several other levels you can jump up to if you so choose, and each level gets you more goodies to commemorate your plunge into the freezing tundra of a pool. You can get all the different levels, and more info, by going to their website here.