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Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Eagle Creek

The annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana takes place March 4 at Eagle Creek Beach, in Indianapolis, with registration open from 8 a.m. to noon and plunging starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until everyone has finished.

All plungers receive a longsleeved event T-shirt and are invited to the Colt’s Pavilion after the event for food and other refreshments. For those that go above the fundraising minimum, other prizes like beach towels, blankets, coolers and hoodies will be available. Prizes will also be given for the best costume, largest group, most money raised by an individual and most money raised by a team.

A wintertime swim in cold water might not sound like fun to some, but there are several associated health benefits. Cold water is a mild stressor that activates the immune system, boosts white blood cell and endorphin production, and releases dopamine and serotonin—the neurotransmitters responsible for fighting depression. Switching from hot to cold also improves circulation, which flushes impurities and improves complexion. Also, when the body is cold, it has to work that much harder to keep it warm, burning even more calories.

Cost: $75 requested minimum contribution; $50 minimum for students with ID. Location: 7840 W. 56th St. For more information or to register, visit SOIndiana.org/polar-plunge.

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