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Worland to host Jackalope Jump Saturday

 

March 16, 2017



WORLAND – Dressed in crazy costumes, area residents will jump into freezing cold waters and become “below zero heros” to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event bringing together local residents, friends from neighboring towns, as well as brave individuals of all ages representing caring companies, civic organizations, local schools and law enforcement.  Jackalope Jumps are open to the public, and all spectators are encouraged to come out to cheer on the brave jumpers.  All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Wyoming programs.

There are 16 Wyoming Jackalope Jumps scheduled in 2017.

—The 2017 Worland Jackalope Jump will be Saturday, March 18 at the Worland Aquatic Center! Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the Jump starting at 2 p.m. Persons or teams can register online at http://www.firstgiving.com/sowy/2017-worland-jackalope-jump.

The first Washakie County Jackalope Jump in 2016 raised nearly $8,500 for the Wyoming Special Olympics. There were 47 participants despite the less than appealing weather conditions with a high of 44 degrees and the icy waters.

This Saturday’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies and a high near 71.

If you’d like to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes but cannot (or will not) jump into to the ice cold waters…come to the event and purchase a “Too Chicken to Jump” T-shirt.

For more information about the Jackalope Jump or to register please visit www.firstgiving.org/sowy or call the Special Olympics Wyoming office at (307) 235-3062.

Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. Visit Special Olympics Wyoming at www.specialolympicswy.org.     Engage with us on Facebook: facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsWyoming; Twitter: http://twitter.com/SpecOlymWY

 
 

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