Brrring it on! It’s never too early to sign up for the Polar Plunge. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) and learn firsthand what it means to be “freezin’ for a reason’!”

It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Plunger. Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The funds raised benefit more than 8,100 SOMN athletes as they train, compete and transform themselves, their communities and the world. The wait is over for anxious Plungers as registration is now open for the 2016 Rochester Polar Plunge.

The Rochester Plunge will be held at Foster Arend Park, 4109 East River Road NE in Rochester. The Plunge begins at 1:30 p.m. on February 13, 2016. Pre-check in will be held Friday, February 12 at the Plunge site. Day of the Plunge check-in will also be held at the Plunge site. In 2015, more than 856 brave souls took the Plunge in Rochester and raised approximately $211,000 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.

Join these “do-gooders” as they take the Plunge into Minnesota’s frigid waters by following four simple steps. First, register online at Participants may Plunge as individuals or in teams. They are also encouraged to wear unique and outrageous costumes on Plunge day. Second, ask everyone from family to friends to your community to pledge to your Plunge. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. Third, check-in on Plunge day and bring your pledges with you. Shoes, towel and fun are also required! Finally, take a deep breath and get ready to be freezin’ for a reason!

For more information or to register, visit or email

(press release provided by Special Olympics Minnesota)

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