To raise money for Special Olympics, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting the Seventh Annual Polar Plunge March 5 at Lake Pueblo State Park.
The fundraising event will require closing the South Boat Ramp at the park for the entire day. Boaters will need to use the North Marina ramp that day.
The Polar Plunge is a nationwide fundraising tool of Special Olympics and similar plunge events occur across Colorado. Since 2016, Lake Pueblo State Park has hosted the event, which is sponsored by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.
Everyone from individuals to organizations to businesses are invited to get involved and join in supporting Special Olympics Colorado. All funds raised go towards programming and events for nearly 25,000 Special Olympics athletes statewide.
Register online at https://specialolympicsco.org/event/puebloplunge/ or the day of the plunge, and gather a minimum of $75 in donations and pledges.
"We are proud to partner with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office in supporting the Special Olympics with the Polar Plunge," said Becky Buist, CPW's operations manager at Lake Pueblo.
"Since 2016, the Polar Plunge has raised more than $70,000 for the cause. We'd like to really add to that total this year."
Access to the South Marina boat ramp will resume Sunday, March 6.