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Team Challenges

The Polar Bear Plunge Team Challenge consists of teams competing in eight separate categories to see who can raise the most funds. Only online funds are counted. Teams face off at the local Plunge level and we also crown one overall team winner!

Current Team Stats

This list includes the top 25 teams that have online pledges associated with them.

Large corporations
500+ employees
25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
US BankMinneapolis$123,449
Delta Air LinesMinneapolis$64,617
Restaurant Technologies, Inc.Minneapolis$53,217
IWCO DirectMinneapolis$32,962
UHC/OptumDuluth$29,551
Polaris IndustriesWhite Bear Lake$27,697
Cub FoodsRochester$14,622
PwCMinneapolis$12,530
NelnetWhite Bear Lake$12,225
StarkeyMinneapolis$11,810
Life Time FitnessPrior Lake$11,265
walmartMaple Grove$10,488
CargillWillmar/Spicer$9,568
Kwik TripWhite Bear Lake$8,266
BNSFMinneapolis$8,219
General MillsMinneapolis$5,792
Access American TransportWhite Bear Lake$5,220
WalgreensAnoka County$4,842
Edina RealtyWhite Bear Lake$3,229
Douglas Machine Alexandria$2,920
IndependentPrior Lake$2,771
EcolabMinneapolis$2,455
Minnesota State Operated Community ServicesRochester$1,901
Abbott NorthwesternMinneapolis$1,883
Park NicolletMinneapolis$1,730


Medium corporations
250-500 employees
25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
Affinity Plus Federal Credit UnionSt. Cloud$29,768
Rapid PackagingMinneapolis$28,600
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux CommunityPrior Lake$25,310
Team DQPlunge 5K$18,409
Black Knight Financial ServicesMinneapolis$17,783
Gigi's PlayhouseMinneapolis$8,400
Rochester ToyotaRochester$6,120
FOX Sports NorthWhite Bear Lake$5,960
Halvor Lines, Inc.Duluth$4,056
AerotekMinneapolis$4,049
WORKABILITIES INCMaple Grove$3,649
The Goddard SchoolMaple Grove$3,370
Mary T. IncAnoka County$3,175
Summit Brewing Co.Minneapolis$2,646
Rollx VansPrior Lake$2,490
Metro DentalcareMinneapolis$2,260
Firestone Metal ProductsAnoka County$1,955
Mankato MotorsSt. Peter$1,905
Republic ServicesMinneapolis$1,674
Minnesota Commercial RailwayWhite Bear Lake$1,539
Kraus-AndersonEden Prairie$1,485
TransamericaEden Prairie$1,405
North MemorialBrainerd$1,230
Pawn AmericaDuluth$1,102
Mount Olivet Rolling AcresEden Prairie$1,085


Small corporations
<250 employees
25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
JNBA Financial AdvisorsMinneapolis$17,288
Massman Automation Alexandria$16,722
Common Sense Insurance Agency Inc.Maple Grove$14,413
AckerbergMinneapolis$14,017
Comm-Works Eden Prairie$12,479
PeriscopeMinneapolis$8,184
Origin Meals Minneapolis$7,200
Genesis Group HomesMaple Grove$6,750
Surly Brewing Co.Minneapolis$6,273
Yum! Kitchen and BakeryMinneapolis$5,285
JEC Miller, Inc.Prior Lake$4,670
Rivero Mestre LLPMinneapolis$4,480
SanimaxWhite Bear Lake$4,011
Alerus FinancialMaple Grove$3,725
Cherne Contracting CorpEden Prairie$3,537
Community DevelopmentMaple Grove$3,466
My BodyShop Fitness CenterMaple Grove$3,445
Lake Superior ConsultingDuluth$3,274
Creation technologies St.PeterSt. Peter$3,155
Hartfiel AutomationEden Prairie$2,890
Minnetronix IncEden Prairie$2,800
FOX 21 NewsDuluth$2,784
Angie's Artisan TreatsSt. Peter$2,638
Michaud Cooley EricksonMinneapolis$2,525
The Excelsior GroupMinneapolis$2,495


Colleges/universities25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesRochester$17,404
St. Cloud State UniversitySt. Cloud$14,644
University of Minnesota - DuluthDuluth$13,372
Macalester CollegeMinneapolis$6,717
Minnesota State University - MankatoSt. Peter$6,296
University of St. ThomasMinneapolis$5,623
Hamline UniversityMinneapolis$5,403
University of Wisconsin-SuperiorDuluth$2,045
Hibbing Community College Grand Rapids$1,795
RasmussenSt. Peter$1,794
University of Minnesota - MorrisAlexandria$1,356
Winona State University - RochesterRochester$1,227
Crown College Eden Prairie$1,140
University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinneapolis$1,100
SPCMinneapolis$714
Minnesota West Community and Technical CollegeEden Prairie$535
Dakota County Technical CollegeEden Prairie$525
St. Olaf CollegePrior Lake$435
St. John's UniversityMille Lacs$350
Rochester Community and Technical CollegeRochester$330
Bethany Lutheran CollegeSt. Peter$310
South Central College - North MankatoEden Prairie$225
St. Catherine UniversityMinneapolis$55
Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis
hennepin technical college law enforcement centerMinneapolis


K-1225 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
Staples/MotleyBrainerd$11,645
ACGCWillmar/Spicer$10,165
Orono SchoolsEden Prairie$9,542
White Bear Lake Area High SchoolWhite Bear Lake$8,790
Coon Rapids Middle SchoolAnoka County$8,686
Grand Rapids High SchoolGrand Rapids$7,309
Lincoln Center ElementaryCool School Plunge$6,810
Lakeville North High SchoolSouth Metro$6,532
Wayzata High SchoolMinneapolis$6,136
ISD 110Minneapolis$5,734
Washburn High SchoolCool School Plunge$5,695
Apple Valley High SchoolMinneapolis$5,570
Rosemount High SchoolSouth Metro$5,507
Farmington High SchoolSouth Metro$4,971
Lionsgate AcademyMaple Grove$4,945
Eastview High SchoolMinneapolis$4,663
Saint John's Preparatory SchoolSt. Cloud$4,388
Milaca SchoolCool School Plunge$4,206
ISD 916White Bear Lake$4,046
ROCORISt. Cloud$3,690
Litchfield School DistrictCool School Plunge$3,641
Richfield Middle SchoolMinneapolis$3,437
Anoka Middle School for the ArtsAnoka County$3,362
Hutchinson High SchoolCool School Plunge$3,313
Fergus Falls Public SchoolsAlexandria$3,085


Law enforcement departments25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
Minnesota Department of CorrectionsWhite Bear Lake$21,182
Minnesota State PatrolMinneapolis$8,676
Savage Police DepartmentSouth Metro$7,913
Maplewood and North St Paul Police DepartmentWhite Bear Lake$7,525
Brooklyn Center Police DepartmentMaple Grove$7,168
Minneapolis Police DepartmentMinneapolis$6,346
Anoka County SheriffAnoka County$6,068
Grand Rapids Police DepartmentGrand Rapids$4,973
FOP Lodge 11Brainerd$4,425
Shakopee Police DepartmentPrior Lake$4,187
Cloquet Police/Carlton County SheriffDuluth$3,825
Hennepin County SheriffMaple Grove$3,807
Lino Lakes Police DepartmentAnoka County$3,680
Kenyon Police DepartmentRochester$3,665
Blaine Police DepartmentAnoka County$3,550
Federal Bureau of PrisonsRochester$3,508
MSP Airport Police DepartmentSouth Metro$3,380
Hermantown Police DepartmentDuluth$3,236
Edina Police DepartmentEden Prairie$3,225
Scott County SheriffPrior Lake$3,170
US ARMYWhite Bear Lake$2,870
Eagan Police DepartmentSouth Metro$2,635
Nicollet County Sheriffs OfficeSt. Peter$2,419
FOP Riverview Lodge #7Rochester$2,310
St. Louis Park Police DepartmentMaple Grove$2,215


Restaurants25 teams found 
GroupPlungePledges
Cowboy JacksMinneapolis$32,237
Rascals Apple Valley Bar and GrillSouth Metro$22,249
Moose Bar and GrillMinneapolis$10,393
MadJacksWhite Bear Lake$10,041
Sherwood LoungeWhite Bear Lake$8,966
Corner BarMinneapolis$5,483
Whistle BinkiesRochester$5,140
Nauti Hawg Bar & GrillMinneapolis$4,340
Club New YorkerSt. Peter$3,911
Stanley's NE Bar RoomMinneapolis$3,880
Redstone American Grill Minneapolis$3,642
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery & moto-i Minneapolis$2,520
Burrito LocoMinneapolis$2,374
Jimmy's Food and DrinkWhite Bear Lake$2,189
Roma RestaurantWhite Bear Lake$2,153
Grand Casino Mille Lacs Food and BeverageMille Lacs$1,661
The LodgeMaple Grove$1,555
The Other Place Bar & GrillDuluth$1,045
T. Pattenn CafeDuluth$980
NormDuluth$930
Andover LanesAnoka County$910
Lucky's 13South Metro$875
Dohertys TavernPrior Lake$865
CupcakeMinneapolis$700
Wild Bills - Apple ValleySouth Metro$670


Other4 teams found 
TeamPlungePledges
For Jakes SakeSt. Peter$1,348,759
Fish Go BlubPlunge 5K$19,795
Gear TieMaple Grove
Bunker Beach Minneapolis