If you’ve ever wanted to swim in the dead of winter in sub-freezing temperatures in a lake, then a Polar Plunge is for you.
The Polar Plunge is the largest one-day fundraiser for Special Olympics athletes and programs. Money raised from the event is used for sports, health and education programming.
Midwesterners with tough hearts, thick skin, and wacky costumes form teams and brave the white waters. A diver can be anyone with enough nerve to dip more than their toes into freezing water for a good cause. It’s the frozen gift that keeps on giving.
Speed is the name of the game as participants move in and out of the water.
Jump into an icy lake? It’s bananas! But it’s well worth a few minutes of misery to help people in need. Divers barely dress for the weather as they don anything from bikinis, shorts, speedos and even horns to take the plunge. All together now – Charge!
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