As Seen on Wadena Pioneer JournalDecember 2, 2021
Thanks for letting us know Admiral BigGun was spotted in (full belly-flop mode no less) in the Wadena Pioneer Journal Newspaper which was promoting the upcoming Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Otter Tail Lake, in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.
Admiral BigGun leads the Purple Plungers team who collectively raised Nearly $9000 for Special Olympics Minnesota in 2021. Photo Credit: Meg E. Perry
The goal is to raise $65,000 in 2022. The event will take place on Feb. 5, 2022 at noon on Otter Tail Lake.
The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a movement of volunteers dedicated to increasing awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes across the state, according to a Lakes Country news release. Last year, 139 plungers on Otter Tail Lake raised $50,850.
The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by plungers help provide year-round training and services to over 8,100 athletes across the state. For example, a $300 donation provides the necessary equipment for an entire young athlete’s season.
The plunge begins at noon Feb. 1. Check-in for the plunge is from 10 a.m. to noon. Use the Otter Tail Lake Public Boat Landing off state Highway 78. To register visit plungemn.org/events/otter-tail/.
If you wish to donate to the cause, you can use this link: https://reg.plungemn.org/team/purpleplungers