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Alexandria Polar Plunge Saturday Feb 25th


The Alexandria Plunge has raised over $1,066,677 in its 16-year history. In 2022, 182 Plungers raised $72,571!

Special Olympics Minnesota is helping to create a world that accepts and welcomes every single person regardless of ability or disability.

The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by Plungers help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round training and services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state.

The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a movement of volunteers dedicated to increasing awareness and funds for Special Olympics Minnesota athletes across the state.

Fundraising is required to participate in the Plunge, and the minimum $50 or $75 you raise accomplishes so much more than getting you to jump into freezing cold water! No matter your donation size or total fundraising amount, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of Special Olympics athletes across the state.

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics MN

Alexandria Plunge

Saturday February 25th 2023

Location: Lake Le Homme Dieu in front of Zorbaz and Lure Lake Bar

How to sign up or donate:  website plungemn.org

Click locations, click Alexandria. You can search the plungers there or simply click the search tab once at the site, there you can type someone’s name or location.


Donation impact for the over 8000 Special Olympic MN Athletes:

$2.50 Provides a first place athlete with a gold medal at an SOMN competition.

$5.00 Provides a meal to an athlete at an SOMN competition.

$10 Provides a hearing screening and hearing aids to an SOMN athlete.

$15 Provides a non-invasive dental screening, hygiene education, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouth guard to an SOMN athlete.

$20 Provides physical therapy screening and stretch/exercise coaching to an SOMN athlete.

$30 Puts a child through an 8 week SOMN Young Athletes season.

$45 Sends a coach to SOMN’s Sports Academy training program.

$60 Provides an eye examination and a pair of glasses to 2 SOMN athletes.

$100 Sends a Unified Pair to SOMN’s Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs University).

$250 Implements a Respect Campaign into a school, business or organization.

$300 Provides necessary equipment for an entire Young Athletes season.

$500 Provides funding to start a new Special Olympics Minnesota Delegation.

$1,250 Sends an SOMN athlete to Special Olympics USA Games.


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