The event is part of the Polar Plunge statewide fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. This is the 11th year a Polar Plunge event has occurred in Eden Prairie. Last year 565 plungers raised $118,781, which brought the total amount raised in Eden Prairie over time to more than $1-million!
To date in 2018, 177 people have signed up to plunge and have raised $15,331 in online pledges. If you would like to join the fun and help raise money for Special Olympics by either plunging or pledging, go to Eden Prairie’s Polar Plunge website. If you’d like to learn more about the Polar Plunge, EPPD officers will be at Eden Prairie Center Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a squad car and information about how you can help support the Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Minnesota.
Law enforcement agencies have a close relationship with 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.