Safari Joe's H2O gearing up for Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics of Oklahoma

Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 05:30:41-05

Are you ready for this year's Polar Plunge?

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is, and they're gearing up for the 2017 Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics of Oklahoma. The statewide goal is to is $275,000. Register or donate here.

"All the money raised for Special Olympics Oklahoma stays right here in Oklahoma, which helps these athletes participate in activities they do throughout the year at no cost to them," said Deputy Justin Green.

The plunge will happen at Safari Joe's H2O at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Registration begins at 10.

2017 Oklahoma Polar Plunge dates and locations are:

  • Feb. 11 - Tulsa and Norman
  • Feb. 16 - Okmulgee
  • Feb. 18 - Poteau, Tahlequah and Lawton
  • Feb. 25 - Oklahoma City
  • March 4 - Enid, McAlester and Fun Country in Ada

Special Olympics Oklahoma Stats:

  • More than 11,600 athletes
  • More than 140 events each year

What does it take to fill up the activity pool at Safari Joes?

The Activity Pool is normally filled to 10 feet during summer operating hours, but for the Polar Plunge it will be filled with approximately 8 feet of water. It will take between 220,000 and 250,000 gallons of water and around 24 hours to fill the pool.

The 2017 plunge won't be anything like it was was in 2015. Yikes. That looks cold.

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