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2/23/18 - 2/24/18
Hundreds of Polar Plungers from across central Wisconsin will be "Freezin' for a Reason" as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes on February 24th at Sunnyvale Park in Wausau. The Wausau Polar Plunge is one of 12 Polar Plunges that take place in cities across Wisconsin in 2018. Money raised in this unique winter tradition helps SOWI athletes compete in games at the state, national and even international level, in addition to helping with health and wellness programs that enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities year-round. Last year in Wisconsin Rapids and Wausau, over 800 plungers raised over $170,000 for SOWI athletes. Statewide, more than 6,000 brave and generous souls brought in more than $1.7 million. Plungers who raise the minimum $75 will receive the official Polar Plunge long-sleeve shirt. Those raising more can earn additional items such as towels, sweatshirts, jackets, etc. Many plungers go far beyond the minimum $75 donations too. In Wisconsin Rapids in 2017, the top fundraising team brought more than $9,000 in for SOWI athletes while in the Wausau the top team brought in almost $12,000! Although most participants plunge with friends, with a team of coworkers, as part of the "Corporate Challenge," on a student team for "Cool Schools," or solo, the Polar Plunge is for everyone. Individuals who want to support the cause but would rather stay warm and on dry land can register as "Too Chicken to Plunge." Even for those not plunging, it's worth it to check out this fun and truly unique atmosphere that brings the community together for a worthwhile cause. There's tons of fun stuff for everyone. February 23, 2018: 12:00 p.m. - School Plunge; 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Early Check-in; February 24, 2018: 10:00 a.m. - Check-in; 10:30 a.m. - Plunge Tailgate; 11:30 a.m. - Toss your Boss; 12:00 p.m. - Plunging and live music by the Cougars; 2:00 p.m. - Drawing takes place for raffle baskets

Wisconsin Special Olympics - North Central Region 2
1000 South 72nd Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403
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