The Lake Elsinore Storm and the Inland Empire 66ers are set for a chilly rendezvous March 8 in Big Bear when they take the "Polar Plunge" in an effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Southern California.
The Southern Division rivals are hoping fans will donate to the Special Olympics and take a dive with the teams into chilly Big Bear Lake: Anyone who raises $50 or more for the Special Olympics is invited to take the Polar Plunge.
“The opportunity to continue our work and partnership with the Special Olympics is rewarding and exciting,” said Courtney Kessler, Storm Baseball's director of Community Relations. “We hope fans and friends will join Thunder and the Storm organization for a special day.”
The Plunge event helps the Special Olympics reach out and provide year-round training and sports programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Inland Empire Region, according to the Storm's front office.
"The 66ers have had a great relationship with the Special Olympics for many years," 66ers General Manager Joe Hudson said. "We look forward to having this friendly competition with the Storm while at the same time generating awareness for a great cause and once again, with the help of our fans, continue to support a great organization."
Bragging rights will be on the line as the team with the most money raised will be awarded a trophy from the front office staff of the losing team during a game on the field.
For anyone interesting in making a donation, visit www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge search for team Storm Baseball or team Inland Empire 66ers. For all information regarding the Storm or the Sixty Sixers and the upcoming 2014 season, visit stormbaseball.com or 66ers.com.