Kim Jayde (Photo: Gallo Images)
Johannesburg – 100 local celebrities will take the plunge into an icy swimming pool at this year's Polar Plunge in support of the Special Olympic's athletes.
Special Olympics South Africa will once again be hosting the Polar Plunge, this time with a target of 100 committed celebrities taking the plunge.
"Following the success of the previous Plunges and the recent win at the Special Olympics Summer World Games, Special Olympics South Africa is going even BIGGER this year by challenging celebrities, media, corporate leaders, government officials and the organisation's own ambassadors to brave the freezing waters and plunge for a purpose," a press statement reads.
The annual event was started to raise awareness for Special Olympics South Africa and the work they do. Through sport, the organisation empowers over 55 000 athletes living with intellectual disabilities in the country.
The event also doubles as a fundraiser to support Special Olympics activities nationwide.
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge takes place on 31 August. Some of the local stars expected to take part include TV presenters Kim Jayde and Christopher Jaftha, rappers Gigi Lamayne and Rouge, as well as sports star Mark Fish.