January 24, 2019

Polar Plunge draws hundreds of people into the Willamette River

11 February 2018, 09:48 | Randall Craig

View Slideshow It may look bonkers but it's generally agreed upton that the Polar Plunge is lots of fun. Special Olympics Illinois

It may look bonkers but it's generally agreed upton that the Polar Plunge is lots of fun

The 2018 Polar Plunge took place outside Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Road in Lexington. She said this is their eighth year participating. People can begin fundraising now to take a dip in the North Platte River to benefit Special Olympics on February 24.

Registration begins at 9:30, and the Polar Plunge begins at 11 the pathway parking area in Riverside Park. "There is a lot of enthusiasm with the kids and I just keep that going and try to do the best we can for these athletes".

MI will be having 28 polar plunges in 2018. "It's nice to give back to the Special Olympics athletes and work with them because we can learn so much from them that we usually take for granted".

Jamie Schnee is the Treasurer of the Special Olympics in Manhattan.

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas- As temperatures dropped, people in Farmers Branch jumped in a cold pool for a good cause.

"It's just a great cause and we love this", said participant Rob Poirier. "We call it our party at the river because it is such a fun time".

This event started with a parade, where everyone could show off their plunging costumes. However, people can sign up for fundraising in advance of the event. Prizes will be awarded for raising pledges and creativity.

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