GCI sponsors 9th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge

December 14, 2017

There’s still time to sign up for the Dec. 16 plunge into Anchorage’s Goose Lake

Anchorage, Alaska – More than 1,000 people have registered, so far, for the Ninth Annual Polar Plunge, supporting sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide. Presenting sponsor GCI has rallied 50 employees – who have raised $13,000 – to take the plunge.

Plungers will take to the icy waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“GCI is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge,” said Paul Landes, senior vice president and general manager, GCI Consumer Services. “It’s inspiring to see the community come together each year for the Polar Plunge to show their support for Special Olympics Alaska athletes. I’m excited that GCI is sending such a big team this year—it’s a fun event for a great cause.”

As the Polar Plunge’s presenting sponsor, GCI contributes telecommunications services at Goose Lake and provides a variety of pledge incentives for participants, ranging from GCI gift cards to an iPhone X.

Polar Plunge participants and spectators can enjoy a number of fun, family-friendly activities – including live entertainment – to celebrate the accomplishments of Special Olympics Alaska athletes.

There’s still time to sign up. To register, donate, or for more information, visit specialolympicsalaska.org.

About GCI

GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at http://www.gci.com

About Special Olympics Alaska

Special Olympics Alaska 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 to demonstrate courage, to experience joy and to participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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