Sports brief: Lumberjacks taking pledges for Polar Plunge


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 Individuals interested in joining the Polar Plunge team can also do so at web address.

To date, 27 individuals have signed up for the plunge, including: Brenda Pace, Kathy Junker, Kate Linhoff, Katelyn Thompson, Justin Novak, Kristin Boyle-Laxton, Julie Rosengren, Nicole Finnegan, John Churchill, Sarah Laxton, Nicole Glasrud, Kelsey Anderson, Kate Ladwig, Francesca Zeller, Kristina Fritz, Kalla Jensen, Daniel Pope, Anjali Mehra, Dan Nelson, Haley Sullivan, Jared Taylor, Bernard Rosengren, Katie Pogodzinski, Andrea Lynn, Abby Hansen, Maddie Hansen and Maryn Lynn.

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.