Our boys get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ to assist Special Olympics.

The Belfast Trojans have joined forces with Special Olympics Ulster to call on people to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this December.

This unique event will see supporters jump into the icy waters of Belfast Harbour whilst raising money for Special Olympics athletes.

Chairman Barry Keil said: “The Belfast Trojans are pleased to be able to get involved and support the Special Olympics Ulster Polar Plunge this year.

“We hope that the team and our supporters will get on board with this great initiative and wish everyone luck with their fundraising for the big day.”

It is hoped the event will raise thousands of pounds to support local Special Olympics athletes.

Separate plunges are also taking place at locations around the country on the same day as part of a fundraising drive to support the sports charity organisation, which recently sent 88 athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Special Olympics Ulster provides sporting opportunities for 2,043 athletes with an intellectual disability in 84 clubs across the region.

To sign up to take part in the Special Olympics Ulster Polar Plunge, register at www.specialolympics.ie or contact John Kivlahan on 028 9023 9023.

Registration costs £15 and plungers are asked to raise an additional £5 which will go directly to supporting Special Olympics athletes.