Taking the Duluth Polar Plunge

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The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for the Special Olympics. For 25 years the, people have jumped into freezing cold lakes to raise money for this cause. It goes towards the year-round athletic and health based services for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities in Minnesota.

Ahead of this year’s plunge, Jeremy O’Conner from the board and Amanda Bruggman of Affinity Plus Credit Union say they’re looking for even more plungers.

“We’ve had a long standing relationship with Special Olympics Minnesota and the Polar Plunge,” Amanda explains. “We actually did a Kickstart campaign to help donate $50 dollars to 2,000 individuals when they registered to take the plunge and help fundraise.”

This year’s Plunge is on Saturday February 18 at Park Point. There are about 460 plungers registered, and they are closed to raising $60 thousand. But they’ve still got a ways to go.

“If you don’t want to take the plunge, you’re a little nervous about jumping in the cold water. You cn donate to those who have already registered. I am taking the plunge myself for the first time so if you feel like donating to my cause,” Jeremy tells us.

You can visit plungemn.org to register or make a donation. Use the code UMDHOCKEY to be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Pizza Luce.