More than 100 individuals raised over $24,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota at the Mille Lacs Polar Plunge. The Mille Lacs Plunge was held at Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort in Mille Lacs on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Plunger. Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The funds raised benefit more than 8,200 SOMN athletes as they train, compete and transform themselves, their communities and the world.
Want to get involved? There are still numerous Polar Plunges being held across the state of Minnesota. First, register online at plungemn.org. Participants may Plunge as individuals or in teams. They are also encouraged to wear unique and outrageous costumes on Plunge day. Second, ask everyone from family to friends to your community to pledge to your Plunge. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. Third, check-in on Plunge day and bring your pledges with you. Shoes, towel, and fun are also required! Finally, take a deep breath and get ready to be freezin’ for a reason!
About Polar Plunge
The first Polar Plunge (formerly Polar Bear Plunge) took place at Como Lake in St. Paul. Since then, the Plunge has expanded to now 22 locations across Minnesota, growing exponentially more successful each year. Polar Plunge events are organized by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the world.
About Special Olympics Minnesota
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics, athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.