Polar Plunge Raised How Much?
We talked about it on-air, we were there in person to watch, Roy was the Emcee, we took pictures and video, and it's safe to say we fully support the Polar Plunge in Minnesota. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Special Olympics in the State of Minnesota. It's also a great excuse to wear a costume and have people pledge money to watch you jump in a lake in the middle of the Winter.
It is no surprise that I am a huge fan of this fundraiser, especially since I am involved with Special Olympics here in Owatonna. The Owatonna Plunge took place on January 27th, and there were 130 plungers, who raised over $20,000. Not bad for an afternoon of jumping in a lake.
Statewide, there 13,000 participants, 23 locations, with $3.6 MILLION raised. This amount has positively impacted the lives of 8,200 people who live in Minnesota with Intellectual Disabilities and participate in Special Olympics.
Plans are already underway for next year, be checking back to get your team registered for such a great cause. And, enjoy the pictures taken again.