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.
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.