Special Olympics Arizona taking to the waters
Web Producer: Max Efrein
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Special Olympics Arizona supporters will be jumping into cold waters to raise funds for competition related expenses.
Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, athletes, families, friends and fans plan to plunge themselves in the unheated winter waters of the Oro Valley Aquatics Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia, to raise money for competition related expenses, according to Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department.
These expenses include training, equipment, uniforms, travel, lodging and meals says Widmer.
More than $11,000 has already been raised according to Widmer.
Law enforcement agencies signed up to participate include TPD, Oro Valley Police and Arizona Department of Corrections Officers from Tucson, Safford and Florence.
Anyone wishing to jump in the waters themselves for the cause is asked to raise a minimum of $25.00 in donations, says Widmer. They must also dress in a costume and be prepared to jump into an icy pool.
Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams raising the most money and to those plunging in the best costumes.
To register or make donations to the event, go here.