The Polar Plunge is back and we encourage you to join in the fun!

In order to provide free-of-charge sports, leadership and relationship-building opportunities for the nearly 100 athletes in our community, the Special Olympics are setting the fundraising goal to $17,000 for this year’s annual Polar Plunge fundraiser and we’re jumping in (literally) with them to help!

This event supports Special Olympics Kansas. Money raised benefits the sports competitions as well as athlete leadership programs, unified intramural/interscholastic programs and supports the local Manhattan Sports Club team.

This year’s Polar Plunge will take place at noon on Sunday, February 12th at the Tuttle Creek State Park Swimming Beach. You can join the event on Facebook so you’ll get updates and reminders! You can also help sponsor a team by going here.

Plungers are encouraged to dress in costume and a prize will be awarded to the best individual and team costume! Riley County Police Department will be cooking up hot dogs for all plungers.

The Polar Plunge is a sight that you won’t want to miss! For more on the Polar Plunge and to register yourself or team click here.

Friends and family can still sign up online or donate online from now until Friday evening and there will be registration at the beach on the morning of the 26th. There are also prize levels for donations.

Sports And Program Manager for Special Olympics Kansas, Krystin Guggisberg was a guest on KMAN New Radio’s In Focus program/podcast this week. To listen to that interview click here.

Check out our photo gallery of past plunges here.