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The 2019 Polar Plunge is Coming!

Post Date:February 04, 2019

Polar PlungeThe Polar Plunge is coming to Eden Prairie on March 9 and this is your opportunity to jump into the icy waters of Riley Lake - or cheer on others!

The event is part of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, a statewide fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Minnesota. This is the 12th year a Polar Plunge event has occurred in Eden Prairie. Last year 595 plungers raised $112,457, which brought the total amount raised in Eden Prairie over the years to more than $1 million!

To date in 2019, 179 people have signed up to plunge and have raised $12,960 in on-line pledges. If you would like to join the fun and help raise money for the Special Olympics by either plunging or pledging, go to Polar Plunge Eden Prairie.

Polar Plunge at Eden Prairie CenterIf you’d like to learn more, EPPD officers and Special Olympics athletes will be at Eden Prairie Center on Feb. 9, from 11 – 2 with a squad car and information on how you can help support the Polar Plunge and the Minnesota Special Olympics.

Law enforcement agencies have a close relationship with the Special Olympics. The EPPD helps out with a number of annual Special Olympics fundraising events, including the Polar Plunge, under the umbrella of the Special Olympics Torch Run. Law enforcement officers are considered to be the “Guardians” of the “Flame of Hope” which is lit during the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics games each summer.
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