"Polar plunge" benefits Texas Special Olympics

"Polar plunge" benefits Texas Special Olympics

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Town Club hosted a polar plunge on Friday morning to benefit Texas Special Olympics.

Special Olympians and law enforcement officials alike took the jump into the 34 degree water.

Despite the chilly weather this morning, the participants said that it was all worth it.

"I'm jumping for all the athletes that cannot jump and all the athletes who don't want to jump. We're jumping for them," said Tommy Jerman, a Special Olympian.

Ethan Douglass, an executive committee member for Special Olympics Texas, said that the event helps to raise awareness for the over 600 Amarillo-area Special Olympians.

"All of these funds help us put on more events throughout the year and do certain things for our athletes that we might not be able to do without the donations," said Douglass.

The event operated under the banner of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a longtime grassroots partner of Special Olympics Texas.

If you would like to donate to the Texas Special Olympics, you can call (800) 876-5646 or you can visit their donation website.

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