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Special Olympics Hawai‘i Supporters Take a Dive on the Wild Side, March 5
Special Olympics Hawai‘i Supporters  Take a Dive on the Wild Side, March 5

WHAT: This Saturday, Special Olympics Hawai‘i is taking to the water with its third annual Polar Plunge. More than 100 local  supporters who have raised $100 or more will be getting cold to help local athletes go for the gold, and taking the plunge into a pool of ice water.

Last year, courageous plungers raised more than $20,000 for Hawai‘i athletes. Special Olympics Hawai‘i is also hosting a “Super Plunge” for participants who raise more than $1,000. Super Plungers will take the plunge, 12 times in 12 hours, starting at 6 a.m.

All funds raised through Polar Plunge will stay in Hawai‘i and will help support Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s 44th annual State Summer Games. Athletes are already training in swimming, track and field, powerlifting and softball for the annual event which will take place May 27 – 29 at the University of Hawai‘i – M?noa.

WHEN:           Saturday, March 5, 2011

                      10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:         Restaurant Row at Waterfront Plaza

                      Makai lawn along Ala Moana Boulevard            

MEDIA INTERVIEWS:  Representatives and athletes from Special Olympics Hawai‘i are available for media interviews, by advance request. Please contact Crystal Yamasaki at 808-753-7134 or crystal@bennetgroup.com to schedule.

DETAILS: Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. All services are provided at no cost to the athletes or their families.

CONTACT:    Crystal Yamasaki                                                         

                     Bennet Group Strategic Communications                       

                     Phone: 808-753-7134                                                    

                     crystal@bennetgroup.com

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