Lumberjacks taking pledges for Polar Plunge

Athletes, coaches and supporters of the St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks and Special Olympics Minnesota are slated to participate in the Polar Plunge at Lake Calhoun on March 1. The Lumberjacks were well represented in two polar plunge events a year ago, including Justin Novak, from left, Katelyn Thompson and Kathy Junker at Lake Calhoun. (Contributed photos)

Athletes, coaches and supporters of the St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks and Special Olympics Minnesota are slated to participate in the Polar Plunge at Lake Calhoun on March 1. The Lumberjacks were well represented in two polar plunge events a year ago, including Justin Novak, from left, Katelyn Thompson and Kathy Junker at Lake Calhoun. (Contributed photos)

Athletes, coaches and supporters of the St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks are taking pledges to participate in the Polar Plunge at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun on Saturday, March 1.

Pledges can be made in person to any of the plungers or online at www.plungemn.org/team/12scvlumberjacks. Individuals interested in joining the Polar Plunge team can also do so at web address.

Dan Nelson, from front, Phillip Junker and Dan Junker jumped in at the White Bear Lake plunge where the temperature was just 7 degrees

Dan Nelson, from front, Phillip Junker and Dan Junker jumped in at the White Bear Lake plunge where the temperature was just 7 degrees

An added benefit for those donating to participants this year is that the proceeds will be staying closer to home with a 50-50 split of the money raised between the local clubs and Special Olympics Minnesota.

To date, 15 individuals have signed up to take the plunge, including: Brenda Pace, Jade Rosengren, Nicole Finnegan, Kathy Junker, Kate Linhoff, Katelyn Thompson, Justin Novak, Kristin Boyle-Laxton, Chelsea Nelson, John Churchill, Sarah Laxton, Nicole Glasrud, Kelsey Anderson, Kate Ladwig and Francesca Zeller.

The Lumberjacks are an area Special Olympics team that participates in track and field, golf, bowling, skiing/snowboarding, basketball and aquatics. The team offers programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition.

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