Scotts Valley police and other law enforcement agencies in Santa Cruz County are promoting this weekend's Polar Plunge at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California.
"It's not a swim, it's a plunge," organizers advise. "There is no training involved, meaning the only thing you have to 'work out' is what costume you want to wear when you plunge."
Anyone can plunge, including kids, families, individuals, clubs, companies, schools, police and fire agencies, as well as Special Olympics athletes and their supporters.
For those who are too chicken to face the chill, it's also easy to donate and support plungers, according to organizers.
The event schedule includes the following times:
10 a.m. - Registration Opens
11:30 a.m. - Costume Judging
12 noon - PLUNGE!
1 p.m. - Post Polar Plunge Party
In order to plunge, a minimum of $125 per plunger must be raised by the plunge date, according to organizers.
For more information on plunging and supporting others, visit this link from the Scotts Valley Police Department web page: www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1042396.