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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Polar Plunge is back on Saturday, March 28th

PP 2020

 Avon Police Department Will ‘Plunge’ into Nottingham Lake to 

Raise Money for Special Olympics Colorado


Teams from around Colorado will join Avon PD for the coldest Polar Plunge in Colorado

Avon, CO – Grab your friends and get your costumes ready! It’s time to get ‘freezin for a reason’ for Special Olympics of Colorado! On Saturday, March 28th, Avon will host the coldest Polar Plunge in Colorado, joining communities nationwide in supporting the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, for a quick, fun, chilly dip to raise funds and awareness for the mission and programs of Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides impactful sports and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., teams from across Colorado will take the plunge into Nottingham Lake, which will be an estimated 22°F. Each team will be in the lake for less than three minutes, and can warm up with hot beverages and soup after they plunge. Last year, officers from the Avon Police Department participated alongside members of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Troopers, and members of Vail Public Safety and Vail Police Department. Those who wish to donate to the cause but stay warm and dry can ‘hibernate’ by donating to a team online. All donors and participants who fundraise $75 or more will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a day-pass to the Avon Recreation Center, where they can warm up with a hot shower or hot tub. Register for or donate to the Polar Plunge here!

Please contact Al Zepeda with the Town of Avon Police Department at or (970) 748-4439 for more information about this event.

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