Are you ready to take the plunge? The Polar Bear Plunge, that is! Beginning this Saturday, January 28th in White Bear Lake – with various “Plunge” event dates running through March – the Minnesota law enforcement proudly presents the Polar Bear Plunge. As its name suggests, the Polar Bear Plunge requires taking a quick dip in frigid waters. So why on Earth would anyone want to jump in a freezing lake in Minnesota in the middle of winter? Bragging rights, and, more importantly, the opportunity to benefit a wonderful program – Special Olympics Minnesota.
Registration is required to participate, and each participant must raise a minimum of $75 prior to taking the plunge. Join a team, grab a friend, or go it alone – just make sure to register! Many Minnesotans have taken the “Plunge” over the past 15 years; join their ranks, earn bragging rights, and support a great cause. Jumping into freezing water never felt so good.
The Polar Bear Plunge events have been growing in popularity, with each year bringing in larger and more generous donations.
In 2011, over 11,000 Polar Bear Plunge participants raised over $2.2 million for Special Olympics Minnesota. 2012 will see the addition of another Plunge site, totaling 16 locations throughout Minnesota.
Although participants are only required to raise $75 per person to participate, the average Plunger raised $192 in 2011!
Okay, so jumping into a freezing cold lake might not be for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festivities. Show your support and make a donation by sponsoring a “Plunger” or by donating directly. For more information on making donations or sponsorship, check out the Polar Bear Plunge FAQ page.
Registration for the White Bear Lake Polar Bear Plunge is currently closed. If you are interested in participating visit the Polar Bear Plunge location page for a complete listing of upcoming “Plunge” event dates and locations.
Polar Bear Plunge website: http://www.plungemn.org/