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Polar Plunge set for March 6 in Breezy Point

The Brainerd Plunge will be Saturday.

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Brainerd High School soccer players Mari Devine (left) and Lexi McElfresh jump into icy water Friday, March 6, at the Brainerd Cool School Polar Plunge at Breezy Point Resort. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

BREEZY POINT — In-person Polar Plunge events kick off Saturday, March 6, in three locations including Breezy Point.

Since 1999, the Polar Plunge has been Special Olympics Minnesota’s biggest fundraiser and ensures thousands of adults and children with intellectual disabilities will be included in their community by way of sports, health initiatives and leadership training. Although things look different this year, Minnesotans across the state are stepping up to take the plunge and support Special Olympics Minnesota, according to a news release.

There are 21 Polar Plunge events across the state as well as the option to plunge virtually and the public is invited to take the plunge by registering at plungemn.org . For more information or to register, visit that site or email plunge@somn.org .

The Polar Plunge is in its 16th year in a row in the Brainerd lakes area and has raised more than $1,086,000 during its 15-year history. In 2020, 270 participants raised $74,000.

The link for the Breezy Point Resort event is plungemn.org/events/brainerd .

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As of Thursday night, the fundraiser listed $27,147 with 140 people participating toward a 2021 goal of $40,000. The event is expected to start at 1 p.m. Saturday but time is subject to change.

There is no pre-Plunge check in this year — everyone must check in on the day of the event. People must register for a plunge timeslot in advance.

Plungers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled plunge time. Parking is available on site, but no shuttles will be provided due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Due to strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, RSVP to Katie Howlett at katie.howlett@somn.org or 612-812-3525 if planning to attend the event.

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