Hundreds of Vegas Locals Take the Plunge at South Point Hotel During the Fifth Annual Special Olympics Las Vegas Polar Plunge
What: Hundreds of Nevada locals, dressed in costumes, will take the plunge into the South Point Hotel Pool during the fifth annual Las Vegas Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Nevada (SONV).
Saturday, Feb. 15
11:30 a.m. – Costume Contest
Noon – Polar Plunge
South Point Hotel Pool
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Kimberly Gradisher, Special Olympics Nevada representative
Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point Hotel and Casino
Details: South Point Hotel will host Special Olympics Nevada’s (SONV) fifth annual Las Vegas Polar Plunge event in effort to raise funds for SONV athletes to participate in regional, national and international competitions.
Polar Plungers are encouraged to arrive decked out in their most outrageous costumes for a pre-plunge costume contest. Immediately following the plunge, South Point Hotel will host a Post-Polar Plunge Party for all participants and supporters.
The event proceeds help provide SONV athletes with the opportunity to participate in sporting events and to promote acceptance, building bonds of friendship and unity and creating lifelong memories. Plungers, which include schools, companies, law enforcement, families and individuals, are asked to raise a minimum of $125 – the cost of one season of sports instruction and competition for a Special Olympics athlete.
About Special Olympics Nevada
Created in 1973, Special Olympics Nevada provides athletic opportunities for more than 3,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. Each year, Special Olympics Nevada hosts 19 athletic competitions throughout the region in eight different sports in addition to competitions in Clark County School District’s K-12 schools. Donations to Special Olympics Nevada give athletes the ability to train and compete at no cost to the athlete.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.