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Registration open for Brainerd Polar Plunge

BREEZY POINT - The 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) is back for the 2015 season. With a new name, a new website, a new look and four new locations, the Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever!...

In 2014 plungers splashed into the icy water of Pelican lake. This year the 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will be at 1 p.m. March 7 at Breezy Point Resort. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
In 2014 plungers splashed into the icy water of Pelican lake. This year the 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will be at 1 p.m. March 7 at Breezy Point Resort. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

BREEZY POINT - The 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) is back for the 2015 season. With a new name, a new website, a new look and four new locations, the Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever!

Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The funds raised benefit more than 8,000 SOMN 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 2015 Brainerd Polar Plunge.

The Brainerd Plunge will be at Breezy Point Resort, 9252 Breezy Point Drive in Breezy Point. The Plunge begins at 1 p.m. March 7. Day of the plunge check-in will be at the first floor of the convention center near the front desk at the plunge site. In 2014, more than 350 brave souls took the Plunge in Brainerd and raised approximately $95,360 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.

Join these plungers 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 more than $210 in 2014. Third, check-in on plunge day and bring your pledges with you. Shoes, towel and fun are also required! For more information or to register, visit plungemn.org or email plunge@somn.org .

The first Polar Plunge (formerly Polar Bear Plunge) took place at Como Lake in St. Paul. Since then, the plunge has expanded to now 20 locations across Minnesota, growing exponentially more successful each year. Polar Plunge events are organized by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the world.

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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.

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