Polar Plungers start time of chills, thrills

Polar Plungers teamed up with the St. Paul Winter Carnival Vulcan Crewe, law enforcement and Special Olympics Minnesota during the 2017 carnival. The Vulcan Snow Park at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds included a Polar Plunge event January 29. Teams donned their finery and jumped into a poll of icy cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

The Winter Carnival Polar Plunge is one of many held around the state to raise money for the athletes. The events continue through mid- March. There is still time to participate. Register online at www.plungemn.org. Participants may plunge as individuals or in teams. They are also encouraged to wear unique and outrageous costumes on event day. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. So ask family and friends to pledge. Third, check-in on the event and bring the pledges, shoes and a towel.