Petersburg Polar Plunge Raises $44,000 for Special Olympics

Picture by Jacqueline Roos

The cold weather arrived just in time for the Freezen for a Reason 2017 Petersburg Polar Plunge held this past weekend at Prides Creek Park. To stay warm the crowd enjoyed some dancing with tunes provided by our very own WBDC DJ’s Ty Hunter and Brain Beezer Schwenk.

Dancing was about the only thing to do to keep warm with the windchill at just above 20 degrees.

Picture by Jacqueline Roos

Picture by Jacqueline Roos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This years event brought out more than 120 plungers who showed up to brave the cool conditions and icy water.

All together the Petersburg Polar Plunge raised around 44,000 dollars with individuals and teams more than doubling the previous years amount.

 

Picture by Jacqueline Roos

The last Polar Plunge of the year will be held next weekend on March 4th in Indianapolis at Eagle Creek.

Picture by Jacqueline Roos

The Polar Plunge is fund-raising event that supports Special Olympics Indiana a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana.

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