BLOOMINGTON — Polar Plungers will brave frigid water Saturday at Miller Park Lake for the the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. The event benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.
Registration is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Miller Park Lake in Bloomington. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams.
All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $100 in donations. Teams must have at least five members who each raise a minimum of $100 to qualify for team prizes. Plungers receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise.
Those who raise the minimum of $100 will receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt or other incentive-level prize that day will be mailed a corresponding prize in April.
Over the past 21 years, more than 78,000 plungers have raised more than $22 million.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The goals of the annual intrastate relay and its fundraising projects area to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois.
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