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CU athletes participate in Boulder Polar Plunge
As a benefit for Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), the Boulder Polar Plunge raises money to provide these athletes what they need to train and compete in special sports. Members of the CU Express dance team participated in the first annual Boulder Polar Plunge fundraiser last spring and plan to take the plunge again on February 26th.
The dance team took time to make a huge splash for charity and give back to the community.
The Boulder Polar Plunge invites participants to take a dip in the icy waters of the Boulder Reservoir. Each participant is required to raise 85 dollars per person to plunge. The dance team earned 600 dollars last year but hopes to raise $1,600 this year.
Second year member Stephanie Budd participated in Boulder's Polar Plunge for more reasons than to just fulfill her community service requirements from the dance team. Budd said, "I joined the committee actually because one of my friends aunts is the CEO of Special Olympics Colorado and it's just kind of in the field of what I want to do."
Last year seven dancers leaped into the Boulder Reservoir wearing just bathing suits and flower head pieces. This year they haven't decided what they're going to wear.
As SOCO slogan says, “It’s time to start freezin’ for a reason." To register and participate in the plunge, go to
All proceeds will benefit more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes across Colorado. Anyone can plunge, young and old, but you must register to participate.
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