The Polar Bear Plunge wouldn't happen without the support of Law Enforcement!
Plunges are a part of the year-round fundraising program called the Law Enforcement Torch Run, through which law enforcement personnel from across the state raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. Throughout the year, men and women in law enforcement volunteer their time and energy to host events to support us. In 2012, their amazing efforts raised $2.85 million for our athletes.
The Polar Bear Plunges may be just one part of the many events that the Law Enforcement Torch Run hosts each year, but they're certainly the most well known. Law enforcement folks sit on the planning committee at all Plunge locations, volunteer on Plunge days, recruit the dive teams to ensure safety at all events, help with set up and tear down of the Plunge sites, and work all year round to make these events a huge success.
Be sure to give law enforcment a big ol' Plunge THANK YOU when you see them at our events. We couldn't Plunge without them!