A Chilly But Rewarding Plunge

Polar Plunge Minnesota is a charity event in which participants will jump into the frigid waters of the lakes to raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota. This year, Polar Plunges in the Minneapolis area will be held on March 5th.

See what’s planned for this year’s festivities! Essentially, the Polar Plunge works like a walk-a-thon or a bike-a-thon. Participants ask for sponsors, who pledge a certain amount of money. Participants must raise a minimum of $75. The participants then take part in the event and the charity receives funding.

The Polar Plunge is more than just a charity event – it’s a fun community event and builds bonds among participants. Where will people be plunging? Into the cold waters of Calhoun Lake’s Thomas Beach, Thomas Ave S and W Calhoun Parkway. Check-in time is 10:30 am.

There are more events to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota on March 5th. For those who would not like to participate in the plunge, there is a 5K race/walk beginning from Thomas Beach at 8:00 a.m.  If you’re more of a team sports person, don’t feel left out! Snow volleyball will also be played at Calhoun Lake. The spot is Thomas Beach, the time is 9 a.m., and games will be played for 30 minutes each.

Special Olympics Minnesota sponsors athletic and other events for the mentally disabled. Their programs benefit 8,000 people in the state annually. Last year, the Minneapolis Polar Plunge raised more than $1 million. Although Polar Plunges are held throughout the state, Minneapolis’s is the largest!

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