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Hoosiers Set to Take Icy Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

The 2019 Polar Plunge Indiana kicks off this month in Kokomo with a range of chilly events scheduled throughout Indiana through March. As Special Olympics Indiana’s signature fundraiser, Polar Plunge events challenge area Hoosiers to brave the elements and get wet outdoors for a great cause.

Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $75 (or $50 for students with an I.D.) prior to taking the icy dip. Participants must be 12 years old to participate and those that are under 18 years of age must have parental consent.

Following the plunge, there’ll be additional activities, including costume contests, a 5K run and the ever-popular After Splash Bash in which participants are recognized and presented with awards.

All proceeds from the events benefit 10,000-plus Special Olympics athletes throughout Indiana.

For two decades, thousands have braved the elements to raise money for the Special Olympics. Last year, a record 3,000-plus Hoosiers took part, raising nearly $800,000, which supports programs and events for Indiana’s Special Olympics athletes.

For more information about Polar Plunge 2019 and a list of events, visit

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