The Polar Plunge is coming to Eden Prairie on March 11! This is your opportunity to jump into the icy waters of Eden Prairie’s Riley Lake (or cheer on others!). The event is part of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, a statewide fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota.
This is the 10th year a Polar Plunge event has taken place in Eden Prairie. During that time 4,579 people plunged, raising $972,677. This year we hope to crack the $1-million mark!
To date in 2017, 222 people have signed up to plunge and have raised $12,732 in online 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. If you’d like to learn more about the Polar Plunge, two EPPD officers will be at the lower level of Eden Prairie Center near JCPenney this Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 to 1 with a squad car and information on how you can help support the Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Minnesota.
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.