Polar Plunge returns for another record season


MCPA - Law Enforcement Officers across Minnesota are gearing up for a record breaking Polar Plunge season.  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 (SOMN). 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 across the state as registration is now open for the 2018 season.

More than 14,500 individuals raised over $3.8 million for Special Olympics Minnesota during the 2017 Polar Plunge season. The 2017 Polar Plunge season was held Jan. 28 - Mar.18 at twenty different locations across Minnesota. In 2018, the Polar Plunge hopes to recruit more than 20,000 Plungers and participants to raise awareness and funds for SOMN athletes. The 2018 Plunge season will have more than 20 events held Jan. 27 -Mar. 17, 2018.

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, towel and fun are also required! Finally, take a deep breath and get ready to be freezin’ for a reason!

For more information or to register, visit plungemn.org or email plunge@somn.org.

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 more than 20 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.