Grab your friends and your craziest costumes and go freez’n for a reez’n! Wyoming’s most adventurous are jumping into icy waters on March 5th to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming and our local Laramie SO program. Registrations starts at 10am, jump is at 11am, and there will be a post party at the Elks at noon. The event takes place at Huck Finn Pond at LaPrelle Park.

Dressed in crazy costumes, residents of Laramie and Gillette will jump into freezin’ cold waters to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes! The Laramie Jackalope Jump is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at LaPrele Park with registration beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the jumping beginning at 11:00 a.m. The first ever Jackalope Jump in Gillette is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at the Campbell County Recreation Center with registration beginning at 12:00 p.m. and jumping beginning at 1:00 p.m.

When the day of the jump arrives, there is excitement and anticipation in the air as friends gather to share the afternoon, celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes, and prepare to jump! There will be delicious snacks and hot beverages to enjoy, opportunities to win awards and prizes, fun costumes, and great music!

This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event bringing together local residents, friends from neighboring towns, as well as brave individuals of all ages representing caring companies, civic organizations, local schools and law enforcement. Jackalope Jumps are open to the public, and all spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the brave jumpers. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Wyoming programs.

There are two more Wyoming Jackalope Jumps scheduled in 2011, they are scheduled as follows:

· March 12th JACKSON @ Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - 12:00 p.m.

· March 26th BRIDGER VALLEY @ The Lyman Aquatics Center. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information about the Jackalope Jump or to register please visit or call the Special Olympics Wyoming office at (307) 235-3062.

Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

Special Olympics Wyoming would like to express their gratitude for theamazing support from our local community: Parks & Rec, Laramie Fire Dept, Laramie Police Dept, City of Laramie, KCGY/KOWB, Wyo Tech, Tri Delta, and the goodies provided by Turtlerock & Perkins

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