Icy dip in the Columbia supports Special Olympics

Hundreds of brave souls are expected to head out to Columbia Point in Richland Saturday or the annual Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics.

Donna Tracey with ARC of the Tri-Cities say there will be tents to help warm the plungers on the outside… and food and drinks to warm them inside.

“The ARC of Tri-cities will be S’mores there, so you can get a S’more while you’re waiting. Ivar’s is donating soup, I believe clam chowder,” Tracey said. “And we’ll have some hot chocolate and coffee going on there, too.”

Registration is available online until Thursday, or you can register on site Saturday starting at 9:00am. You can park near the Shilo Inn and take a Ben Franklin Transit shuttle to the site of the plunge.

Last year more than 300 people took part in the Polar Plunge, raising about $60,000 for Special Olympics. All the money raised goes to the local Special Olympics chapter.