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Polar Plunge set for Saturday



Staff Writer


It’s that time of year again when the Lincoln County community is invited to plunge into the frigid pool waters of Sally’s YMCA in Denver to help raise funds for this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The 2013 Polar Plunge, dubbed “Freezin’ for a Reason,” will start 10 a.m. Saturday at the eastern Lincoln County YMCA facility with registration set to start at 8:30 a.m.

Individuals interested in participating are asked to give a $50 minimum donation.

In addition to music and refreshments, the event will feature a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for both the best costumes and top funds raised.

Former Lincoln County trooper, Sgt. Brent Hipp, is helping to head the event and plans to jump for his fourth consecutive year.

“The troopers of Lincoln county and I wanted to give back to the community with the assistance of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics,” he told the Times-News.

With only 15 plungers signed up at this point, including NC-Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), several state troopers, members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 and one deputy, Hipp hopes more people will jump on board and participate.

Individuals may also donate to the cause and not jump, Hipp said.

For more information on the event, visit polarplungenc.com or contact Brent Hipp at (704) 740-7425 or shphipp@hotmail.com to register.

To set up a personal fundraising page, visit firstgiving.com/sonc.


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