Hundreds of Vegas Locals Take the Plunge at South Point Hotel During the Fifth Annual Special Olympics Las Vegas Polar Plunge

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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).

When:
Saturday, Feb. 15
11:30 a.m. – Costume Contest
Noon – Polar Plunge

Where:
South Point Hotel Pool
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183

Who:                    
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.

pool plunge

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.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa February Event Schedule

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SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO AND SPA FEBRUARY EVENT SCHEDULE

 

EVENTS

A Legacy of Legends – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2
South Point Arena honors Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt as it hosts A Legacy of Legends Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 2, clinics showcasing an innovative style of horsemanship. The clinics will begin daily at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, participants will experience hands-on instruction, strengthening rider and horse unison though various disciplines from some of the largest equestrian names in the industry including Buck Brannaman, Jaton Lord and Melanie Smith Taylor. Three-day admission is available for $250 or guests can purchase individual day passes for $100. For additional event information, please visit South Point Arena website.

 

2014 Big Game Viewing Parties – Sunday, Feb. 2
Offering guests the ultimate football viewing experience, South Point will host five different viewing parties on Sunday Feb. 2 for guests to witness the biggest football game of the season. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and kick-off will be at 3:25 p.m. Fans will have the option to watch the “Big Game” in the grand sports book, ballroom, Napa room, showroom or exhibit hall.

Throughout the party South Point will offer guests a variety of drink specials including $3 Budweiser, Bud Light or Bud Lime bottles; six-beer buckets of Bud product for $16; $4 Coronas; six-beer buckets of Corona for $20; $5 Patron Margaritas; $25 Patron Margarita pitchers; $5 Crown Royal and  Premier cocktails; $4 Call cocktails; and $3 house wine. In addition, South Point will also offer food specials such as $1 hot dogs, $3 pizza, $4 Big Game nachos and $4 sausage & peppers hoagie.

Outside of the exhibit hall and ballroom viewing parties, South Point will have two additional Sports Books set up for guests to place Big Game bets. All viewing parties are free and open to the public. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID. For more information please visit the South Point website.

2014 NFAA World Archery Festival – Feb. 7 – 9
South Point Arena hosts the “Vegas Round” of the 2014 NFAA World Archery Festival Feb. 7 – 9. Guests can watch the world’s most talented archers compete in the first leg of the three-round tournament. While participants go head-to-head for the largest purse ever for an indoor archery competition, guests have the opportunity to visit the World Archery Festival Trade Show showcasing top-of-the-line archery products. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the South Point website.

LVCHA Weekend Winter Championship – Feb. 12 – 16
South Point Arena hosts the LVCHA Open Cutting Horse Show Feb. 12 – 16. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to exhibit and purchase all things country at the Western Gift Show. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the South Point website.

Special Olympics Las Vegas Polar Plunge – Saturday, Feb. 15
The South Point Hotel hosts the fifth annual Las Vegas Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon. Plunge-day registration will begin at 10 a.m. During the event, participants will plunge into the ice-cold pool at South Point in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympic Nevada and give its athletes the opportunity to participate in regional, national and international sporting events. Plungers are encouraged to wear outrageous costumes as the best dressed individuals and teams will be recognized during a costume contest that will take place at 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $125, which covers the cost of one season of sports instruction and competition for a Special Olympics athlete. For more information on participation or to donate to the Las Vegas Polar Plunge, please visit Las Vegas Polar Plunge website. For event information, please visit the South Point website.

Rocky Mountain Gun Show – Feb. 15 – 16
South Point Arena welcomes the Rocky Mountain Gun Show Saturday, Feb. 15. from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 16. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Throughout the weekend, participants can observe a wide variety of vendors, ideal for every outdoor adventurer, gun enthusiast and hunter. All attendees will have the opportunity to enter to win a $5,000 2015 VIP Race Fan Package, including a three-night stay in a South Point suite, three-day tickets and entry to the South Point Las Vegas Motor Speedway Suite, Neon Garage passes, helicopter transportation for the Kobalt 400, roundtrip ground transportation for Pole Day and Nationwide races, a Spa Day at Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon and dinner for two at Michael’s Gourmet Room. All entries will receive one complimentary night stay at South Point. In addition, guests have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Brendan Gaughan’s #33 Nationwide Car. Tickets and registration for this event are $15. Children 12 and under are free. To register for the event, please visit the Rocky Mountain Gun Show website. For more event information, please visit the South Point website.

Party with the Budweiser Clydesdales – Thursday, Feb. 20
South Point Arena welcomes the return of the legendary Budweiser Clydesdales with a special “Party with the Clydesdales” celebration Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to join the free celebration which will include live entertainment, complimentary Budweiser drafts and photo opportunities with the Clydesdales. Throughout the evening, the Clydesdale horses will put on an exceptional performance for the audience. In addition, King the Dalmatian will also make a special guest appearance during the party. This event is free and open to the public. For more event information, please visit the South Point website.

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.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.