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Special Olympics Polar Plunge set for Saturday at Woodlawn Beach

Nearly 1,000 people are expected to make a splash Saturday during the Special Olympics New York’s 10th annual Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach, Town of Hamburg.

Currently, $113,000 has been raised from the event, which is designed to raise funding in support of more than 67,000 Special Olympics athletes across New York State,

Over the past nine years, the local event has raised $1,012,901, giving 2,025 athletes the state the opportunity to train and compete.

Saturday’s Plunge schedule follows: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration and costume contest, featuring food, raffles and music, in heated tent onsite; 1:15 p.m., Plunge warm-up; 1:25 p.m., check presentation in tent; 1:30 p.m., award presentation, tent; 1:40 p.m., presentation of colors by Niagara Falls RS Honor Guard; 1:50 p.m., parade to Plunge, from the tent to the lake; 2 p.m., Plunge.

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