Long-term sponsor of Special Olympics Ireland, Gala Retail has launched this year’s Polar Plunge.
The retailer said that it will assist in the promotion of the event and funding branded merchandise for registered participants to help make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.
Gala Retail said that it joined international soccer player and Special Olympics ambassador, Stephanie Roche, to help launch the Polar Plunge supported, which will take place at Sandycove Pier on the 4 December at 11am.
The event will take place virtually from 10 to 12 December, allowing participants to take on the challenge at their own local pool, beach or lake, the retailer added.
Speaking at the launch event, Gary Desmond, CEO of Gala Retail, said, "Having focused so much on isolating over the past 18 months, we hope to see a community of plungers taking part in the event at Sandycove or taking part virtually at their own local beach, pier, pool or lake; nominating others on social media, raising funds for Special Olympics Ireland and making this the biggest Polar Plunge ever.”
How To Take Part
To take in the Polar Plunge, participants can register here.
A donation of €25 will gain you access to the ‘coolest’ event of the year, as well as an exclusive Polar Plunge T-shirt.
All proceeds will go towards helping Special Olympics athletes get back on the pitch, pool or court as they strive to get back to training and their friends in their clubs.