Come watch the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge
If you’d like to watch folks crazy enough to jump into Lake Calhoun on a winter day, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3. That’s the date of the sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge sponsored by the Minneapolis
Last year’s Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $634,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota, an organization that offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition opportunities. With 3,076 jumpers, last year’s Minneapolis event also set a new participation record.
This year’s event begins at 11 a.m. and will be held at Thomas Beach, Thomas Ave. S. and
Volunteers (who can stay warm and dry) are needed to help set up the plunge site, manage crowds and assist with clean-up after the event. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Lynn Cronquist at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kari Schmitz at email@example.com or Rich Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Feb. 29, 2012