Special Olympics are hoping to capitalise on the popularity of the Motor Neurone Ice Bath challenge with its own winter fundraiser. They are inviting everyone to get ‘freezing for a reason’ over the coming weeks and today’s Daily Video is a glimpse of how Rugby’s David Wallace and Dublin Women’s Football captain Sinead Goldrick took the plunge around the corner from Dublin’s famous Forty Foot bathing spot.
“This is a great way to raise funds for some of Ireland’s most inspiring athletes,’ said Wallace, who is an ambassador and board member with the charity that support athletes with intellectual disabilities.
“Special Olympics is all about creating a better world through inclusion and acceptance. But to achieve this it needs funds to support the thousands of athletes availing of its services.”
“I can’t say you won’t get cold, but the polar plunge at the Forty Foot this December is a unique and fun way to raise money and I would urge as many people as possible to sign-up at specialolympics.ie/polarplunge.”
25-year-old Goldrick, who led the Dublin ladies tantalisingly close to All-Ireland glory against Cork earlier this year, said plunging at the Forty Foot is something everyone should do at least once in their life. ‘It’s one of those things that people want to say they have done at least once and if you can help raise money for a really great cause like Special Olympics then all the better.”
Organisers of the Forty Foot event are calling on volunteers to leap into the sea on Saturday December 6th. Separate plunges will also take place in locations around the country in December as part of a fundraising drive to raise funds for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Image credit / Special Olympics