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Locals face freezing plunge for Special Olympics


Polar Plunge, benefitting athletes of Special Olympics Kansas, is Saturday morning at America's Best Value Inn, 2524 Vine.

Team sign-up begins at 10 a.m., followed by a costume contest at 10:30. Participants take the icy leap at 11 a.m.

Brian Dawson, assistant chief of the Hays Police Department, is helping coordinate the event. He said most teams sign up the day of the event.

Spectators also are welcome.

Dawson said the weather has been unseasonably warm the last three years, but "we're going to jump no matter what."