Dozens of hardy volunteers are preparing to plunge into Lake Norman Feb. 6 to raise money for the Lake Norman chapter of Special Olympics.
Race City Civitans, which organizes the annual Polar Plunge, hopes other civic and church groups will jump in, too.
The current cold spell makes the timing perfect, Race City Civitans member Carl Robbins quipped.
The event raised $3,800 for Special Olympics in its first year and $5,000 last year. The money helps enable local Special Olympics athletes to travel to various competition locations, Robbins said.
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Up to 50 brave souls have participated in past Plunges, and the Civitans would like to up the number by having more groups involved this year.
The Polar Plunge will be at 9 a.m. at 273 Torrence Chapel Road, off Brawley School Road past the Point community.
Biscuits, hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments will be available.
Register your group by calling Robbins at 704-799-2494.