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Oklahomans Take 'Plunge' To Benefit Special Olympics

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Oklahomans will take the "plunge" Saturday morning in Oklahoma City to raise money for the Special Olympics Oklahoma.

The annual Oklahoma City Polar Plunge is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. this morning at White Water Bay.

Registration started at 9 a.m., but Special Olympics Oklahoma Development Director Jennifer Lightle said participants can sign up the day of the plunge.

"Last year, we had many people register on the morning of the plunge which makes my job so exciting," said Lightle. "It's only $75 to register, and all of the money raised stays right here in Oklahoma to support programs for the 9,800 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes."

Interested participants can also register to take the "plunge" February 22 in Tahlequah, Norman, Tulsa and Poteau. The last Polar Plunge scheduled is March 1 in Pauls Valley.

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The 2014 Annual Polar Plunge has a statewide goal to raise at least $275,000 for the cause.

Lightle said many participants come to the event in costumes to make the day more fun. Others have created personal web pages to collect donations from friends and relatives.

Click here to register for a Polar Plunge or to donate to the Special Olympics Oklahoma.

Interested donors or future plungers may also call 800-722-9004 for more information.

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