BOONE—Take a dip in the duck pond at Appalachian State University for a great cause. The 17th annual Polar Plunge will begin with on-site registration Feb. 19 from 3-4 p.m. with the event to follow.
The annual event raises money for Special Olympics athletes in Watauga County. It is sponsored by Watauga County law enforcement agencies and Watauga County Parks and Recreation.
Last year’s event raised just over $8,000 in less than an hour, with the ROTC program on campus raising $1,520, and a BBQ fundraiser netted $1,381.69. Other student groups raised nearly $1,500 and corporate donations added another $3,660.
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@example.com.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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