Special Olympics Tennessee has partnered with country music artists Lucas Hoge in the 2018 Music City Polar Plunge where Hoge is looking for supporters for his Hoge Wild team.
The 19th annual Polar Plunge is much more than an icy dip in water; it is one of Special Olympics Tennessee’s key fundraisers. Funds raised at the plunge help Special Olympics Tennessee provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 16,000 athletes in Tennessee.
Each year, hundreds of people take the plunge in freezing cold water at Nissan Stadium. The February 17 plunge is for anyone willing to jump, run or tiptoe into the water. In so doing, participants will help build a bigger, better and cooler community for Special Olympics athletes.
“The Polar Plunge is an opportunity for Tennesseans to participate in something exhilarating and out of the ordinary while contributing to a great cause,” said Adam Germek, president of Special Olympics Tennessee. “We are excited to have Lucas Hoge as our celebrity plunger this year and look forward to seeing his team Hoge Wild jump into freezing cold water to support our athletes and promote inclusion.”
Hoge, a native from Hubbell, Nebraska, was featured on Rolling Stone’s Top Ten New Country Artists You Need to Know in February 2017. His album “Dirty South” was released in July 2017 and ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Album sales chart during its debut week.
This artist is a tireless humanitarian with a heavy focus on military support. He has visited and performed for troops all over the world at multiple military bases including performing for soldiers deployed overseas.
“Lucas has continued to honor our service men and women. With the Polar Plunge being supported by our Law Enforcement Torch Run, this is an incredible partnership between those that protect and serve.” stated Amy Parker, VP of Marketing and Development. “As an avid outdoorsman, he is the newest brand ambassador for Cabela’s, the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. This will surely come in handy as Lucas plunges into the chilly water at the Music City Polar Plunge.”
To join Lucas Hoge’s Plunge team “Hoge Wild,” visit polarplungetn.com
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For more information about Special Olympics Tennessee, please visit www.specialolympicstn.org.