Registration Now Open For The 2014 Rochester Polar Bear Plunge
Brrring it on! It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Bear Plunger. Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The funds raised benefit approximately 7,800 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes as they train, compete and transform themselves, their communities and the world. The wait is over for anxious Plungers as registration is now open for the 2014 Rochester Polar Bear Plunge.
You can register by clicking the photo below.
- The Rochester Plunge will be held at Foster Arend Park, 4109 East River Road NE in Rochester. The Plunge begins at 1:30 p.m. on February 8, 2014. Pre-check in will be held Friday, February 7 at the Plunge site. Day of the Plunge check-in will also be held at the Plunge site. In 2013, more than 1,050 brave souls took the Plunge in Rochester and raised approximately $230,715 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.
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. The average Plunger raised $210 in 2013. 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!
About Polar Bear Plunge
The first Polar Bear Plunge took place at Como Lake in St. Paul. Since then, the Plunge has expanded to 16 locations across Minnesota, growing exponentially more successful each year. Polar Bear 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.
About Special Olympics Minnesota
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.