(Otter Tail County, MN)- Otter Tail Lakes Country Association (OTLCA), the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, and Special Olympics Minnesota are ready and excited for the third annual Polar Plunge on February 5. Participants and organizers have been hard at work preparing and fundraising for the event on Otter Tail Lake with a goal to raise $65,000 for Special Olympics athletes. With just over a week until the Polar Plunge, 150 individuals are signed up to take the plunge and more than $40,000 has been raised. All funds raised by Plungers help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round training and services to over 8,100 athletes across the state.
Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons shared why he will take the plunge. “The Polar Plunge is a great opportunity to unite and educate communities about the Special Olympics and to raise money for this great organization. This is an event that can unite different groups, organizations, and law enforcement for a common goal. The money raised gives the athletes the opportunity to participate in several different events, from bowling, basketball, golf, track and field and many more. The smiles on the faces of the athletes is priceless.”
You can sign up or donate before February 5. You do not have to jump to donate. For more information and to register visit plungemn.org/events/ottertail/.
Spectators are invited to attend the Polar Plunge and encouraged to use the shuttle from The Otter, located at 306 Hwy 78 in Ottertail. Onsite parking at the Sportsman Landing is limited. The event will be livestreamed on Otter Tail Lakes Country’s Facebook page.