The coolest event of the year
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The 2022 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics kicks off in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 4-5 at the Ridges Golf Course. Freezin’ for a Reason is presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and this year also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Wisconsin.
There are four options to take the plunge; first and typically most popular, is the in-person plunge into icy waters across five Saturdays in eight locations across the state.
The Wisconsin Rapids Polar Plunge will include the Super Plunge, Cool Schools Plunge, Toss Your Boss Plunge and the Too Chicken to Plunge events along with a snowshoe run and walk and live music, 50/50 raffle, concessions and souvenirs.
Those opting out of an in-person Polar Plunge® can make their own adventure by “Chillin’ at Home.” Plungers can take this DIY virtual plunge whenever and however they like. Students can form teams, hold competitions, and have fun in the spirit of inclusion by taking the plunge or hanging out virtually via the “Cool Schools” option. Finally, the “Support a Plunger” campaign allows fans to support other Polar Plunge® participants while making a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID).
Funds raised help nearly 9,000 statewide SOWI athletes train and compete at the state, national and international level and support year-round health and wellness programs. This summer nearly 100 athletes, coaches and support staff will represent Team Wisconsin at the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando. For more event information, visit polarplungewi.org.