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Island officers to take the plunge for Special Olympics Texas

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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Saturday's Polar Plunge at Stewart Beach should see pristine weather conditions for those braving the Gulf's chilly water to raise money for Special Olympics Texas.

Five Galveston police officers will be among those taking the plunge at 10 a.m. with a water temperature forecast in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service in League City.

The morning should also be mostly sunny with an air temperature of 58 degrees and a gentle, 5 mph breeze coming from the Gulf, which should have calm waves from 1 to 2 feet.

Donations collected at Saturday's event fund the nonprofit organization that provides year-round training and athletic competition in Olympic-style sports for more than 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Saturday's event marks the second-annual plunge off the Galveston coast, Galveston police Lt. Michael Gray said.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Stewart Beach. The cost is $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18. Everyone who registers receives a commemorative T-shirt, duffel bag, knit cap or other incentives based on the plunge level.

There will also be awards for those raising the most money and for the best costume.

Contact Pam Holloway at 281-218-6024 or phollaway@sotx.org for information.