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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 23 How to become a 'Below Zero Hero'

 

March 7, 2019



WORLAND – Dress in a costume, mentally prepare for a cold shock, find a couple sponsors and head to the Worland Aquatic Center Saturday for the Jackalope Jump to help raise money for Wyoming Special Olympic athletes. Registration starts at noon and the jumping is to start 1:30 p.m.

According to a press release from Special Olympics Wyoming, the Jackalope Jump is a fun-filled event where friends gather to celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes and spread the message of joy, courage and inclusion by jumping into freezing cold water to raise funds. Those funds provide equipment, training and competition opportunities for more than 1,800 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

Jumpers will earn the title of “Below Zero Hero.” Anyone not interested in taking the plunge can still help support Special Olympic athletes by purchasing a “Too chicken to jump” T-shirt at the event.

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.

 
 

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