BOONE—The 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond that was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.
“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.
University Police is one of the sponsors of the event.
On-site registration will be from 3-4 p.m. Feb. 26 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational 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 embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.