Jackalope Jump for Special Olympics in Lander on Wednesday

Special Olympian Chris Hoosier made a splash at the event in Riverton earlier this month. (Ernie Over photo)

Special Olympian Chris Hoosier made a splash at the event in Riverton earlier this month. (Ernie Over photo)

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, County10.com

(Lander, Wyo.) – On Wednesday, the annual Jackalope Jump to raise funds for Special Olympics Wyoming comes to Lander.

The Jackalope Jump pits participants against their fears of cold water and wold weather. Individuals climb a ladder before jumping into an icy pool. The local National Weather Service Office is forecasting a mostly sunny day Wednesday in Lander with a high of 50.

The Jump will be held in the parking lot in front of Lander Valley High School. Registration starts at 2:45 p.m. and the jump begins at 3:45 p.m.

All proceeds go toward hosting the Special Olympics. To participate, solo jumpers must raise at least $100. Teams of five or more are required to chip in at least $50 apiece.

T-Shirts to commemorate the event will be provided to those who pre-registered and maybe to those who register day-of depending on supplies. Online registration can be completed here.

A Jackalope Jump was held in Riverton in early March. Eighteen jumpers raised more than $1,600 for Special Olympics.