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South boat ramp to be closed Feb. 23 so Pueblo County Sheriff's Office can hold Polar Plunge fundraising event for Special Olympics
2/14/2019
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CPW News Release
PUEBLO, Colo. – To raise money for Special Olympics, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting the Fourth Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Lake Pueblo State Park.

The fundraising event, sponsored by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, 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. This is the fourth year that Lake Pueblo has hosted the event.

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.

All it takes is to register, either online 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 Special Olympics with the Polar Plunge,” said Joe Stadterman, CPW’s operations manager at Lake Pueblo.

“Since 2016, the Polar Plunge raised more than $70,000 for the cause. We’d like to really add to that total this year.”