KAKAAKO, Hawaii - Daredevils too the plunge for Special Olympics Hawai’i on Saturday. The nonprofit’s popular Polar Plunge theme this year is inspired by the popular Netflix TV series “Stranger Things,” encouraging supporters to channel their inner Eleven and face the mighty Demogorgon, a 95 foot long, 36 foot high inflatable slide, and plunge into the Upside Down World of ice cold water.

“The Polar Plunge is a fun and easy way for our local businesses, service clubs, sports teams and families to give back,” said Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawai’i director of development.  “Even though the plunge will be ice cold, we want all of our plungers to leave with a warm heart knowing that their participation helps to bring sports and wellness programs into the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.”

Since 2008 Special Olympics Hawai'i’s Polar Plunge has helped raise $443,289 for local athletes. Special Olympics Hawai’i provides year-round sports programs for athletes free of charge. 

For more information on Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Polar Plunge visit www.sohawaii.org.