Special Olympics Polar Dive at Scott County Park scheduled for November 6

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Temperatures haven’t been exactly “polar” in the Quad Cities so far this fall. The region has not even experienced its first frost yet!

But diving in any outdoor water on a November afternoon still feels pretty cold. And that’s exactly what some local swimmers can do to help Special Olympics Iowa.

The Davenport Polar Dive returns Saturday November 6 at Scott County Park. The event provides a unique opportunity to show support for Iowa’s Special Olympics athletes by diving into icy waters.

Scott County Sheriff, Tim Lane, joined Quad Cities Live on Zoom to highlight details of this year’s event which will not take place at the usual West Lake location. Instead, it will be at Whispering Pine Shelter in Scott County Park.

Individuals and groups can participate in the plunge, but if diving in the freezing water isn’t your cup of tea, you can register as a chicken to raise funds and receive a t-shirt and other prizes. . Prizes will be presented at the post-dive party where attendees can enjoy food, drink and music.

Special Olympics Iowa provides high quality training and competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities in all 99 counties of Iowa.

The Davenport Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday November 6 at Scott County Park. Registration ($ 75) is from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm The dive is at 1:00 pm. All proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics Iowa.

For more information or to register, click on here.

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