Lucas Hoge Partners with Special Olympics Tennessee for 2018 Music City Polar Plunge
Lucas Hoge is partnering with Special Olympics Tennessee as their celebrity plunger for their 19th annual Polar Plunge. The Music City Polar Plunge is one of Special Olympics Tennessee’s key fundraisers, and directly funds the programs sponsored by Special Olympics and the athletes who compete in local, state and international competitions.
“The Polar Plunge is an opportunity for Tennesseans to participate in something exhilarating and out of the ordinary while contributing to a great cause,” said Adam Germek, President of Special Olympics Tennessee. “We are excited to have Lucas Hoge as our celebrity plunger this year and look forward to seeing his team Hoge Wild jump into freezing cold water to support our athletes and promote inclusion.”
Hoge has enlisted his friends to join his plunge team, Hoge Wild, including Megan Alexander, Correspondent for Inside Edition, Adam Wurtzel, Correspondent for Nashville Insider, Keesy Timmer, co-writer for No. 1 song “Yeah Boy,” Michelle Timmer, Shaun Chamberlain, Executive Chef at P.F. Chang’s in Cool Springs and Corey Barker, Radio Promotions Manager for Power Source Music Nashville.
Supporters can join Lucas Hoge’s Plunge Team by donating online. The top fundraisers on this team will plunge alongside Hoge and special guests on February 17. You can access the link to join Lucas Hoge's Plunge team "Hoge Wild" by visiting polarplungetn.com. Whether you jump, run, or tiptoe in, you will be helping to build a bigger, better and COOLER community for Special Olympics athletes. The funds raised at the plunge help Special Olympics Tennessee provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 16,000 athletes in Tennessee.
Hoge is a tireless humanitarian with a heavy focus on military support. He has visited and performed for troops all over the world at multiple military bases including performing for soldiers deployed overseas. “Lucas has continued to honor our servicemen and women. With the Polar Plunge being supported by our Law Enforcement Torch Run, this is an incredible partnership between those that protect and serve” stated Amy Parker, VP of Marketing and Development. As an avid outdoorsman, he is the brand ambassador for Cabela’s, the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. This will surely come in handy as Lucas plunges into the freezing water at the Music City Polar Plunge.
The Nebraska native is set to release the second single off his No. 1 album Dirty South to radio this February. Hoge had a career defining year in 2017, with his album ascending to the No. 1 spot on Billboard Country Album Sales Chart the week of release and making his Grand Ole Opry debut on the Ryman stage. Fans can expect to see more from Hoge as he gears up for an even bigger 2018.
LUCAS HOGE ON TOUR: Jan. 12 The Burl - Lexington, Ky. Jan. 26 Stoney’s Rockin’ Country - Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 27 Tower Theatre - Fresno, Calif. Feb. 03 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 17 Nissan Stadium - Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 24 Country Fest | Rodeo Weekend - Tuscon, Ariz. March 24 Broadbent Arena, Kentucky State Fair & Expo Center - Louisville, Ky. April 27 Red Cloud Opera House - Red Cloud, Neb. April 28 Opera House - Minden, Neb. June 01 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball - Kearney, Neb. July 03 The Golf Club at Black Rock - Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho
ABOUT LUCAS HOGE: Some people are just born communicators and Lucas Hoge has that gift. Fans know this because Hoge’s new album Dirty South ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart during its debut week. Whether he’s performing for troops overseas, sharing his love for the great outdoors with fellow sportsmen at a Cabela’s gathering or writing another song for a hit TV show, Hoge has that rare ability to find common ground with just about anyone and draw them into his world. A passionate supporter of the U.S. military, Hoge has traveled the globe extensively performing for the troops visited numerous countries throughout the Middle East and beyond for the past nine years as part of the Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Hoge is also the celebrity spokesperson for Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet. Combine all of that with his Midwestern charm and a work ethic that won’t slow him down, it looks like the best is yet to come.