Polar Plunge 2016: 'Freezin for a Reason' to help Special Olympics athletes, win trip to Maui!

It's that time of the year to plunge into frigid winter water to benefit Special Olympics Washington.

And if you raise $150 for the athletes, you could win a week-long trip to Maui!

I've been a big supporter and "Freezin' for a Reason" for years now.

"The Polar Plunge is fun because our athletes go through such a struggle," says Kendyll Opel with Special Olympics Washington Law Enforcement. She's the Torch Run Manager and adds, "It's kind of a fun way to get together and for a minute, just push yourself to the boundaries to see what the athletes go through and what they have to do to persevere and the limits that they push. "

There's seven Polar Plunge events this year:

Seattle, Golden Gardens

February 6th

Yakima, Sarg Hubbard Park

February 20th

Tacoma, Owen Beach

February 20th

Spokane, Liberty Lake

February 27th

Anacortes, Seafarers Park

February 27th

Redmond, Idylwood Park

March 12th

Wenatchee, Walla Walla Point Park

March 19th

For more information and to register for the events head to www.polarplungewa.org