Brrring it on! It’s never too early to sign up for the Polar Plunge. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) and learn firsthand what it means to be freezin’ for a reason!
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. The wait is over for anxious Plungers as registration is now open for the 2017 Mille Lacs Polar Plunge.
The Mille Lacs Plunge will be held at Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort, 41334 Shakopee Lake Rd in Onamia. The Plunge begins at 1:30 p.m. on March 11, 2017. Day of the Plunge check-in will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Plunge site.
In 2016, more than 250 brave souls took the Plunge in Mille Lacs and raised approximately $42,000 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.
Join these do-gooders as they take the Plunge into Minnesota’s frigid waters by following four simple steps. 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,
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.