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Bismarck’s fifth annual Polar Plunge, in support of Special Olympics North Dakota, will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Elks Lodge parking lot, 900 S. Washington St. in Bismarck.

Individuals or teams must raise a minimum of $75 to “take the plunge” into the icy waters. Participants are encouraged to arrive with a creative costume. Prizes are awarded for the whitest legs, youngest plunger, best costume, most money raised by a team, most money raised by an individual, most money raised by a business and most money raised by a law enforcement team. 

“One thing we can count on in North Dakota is having the bragging rights to coping with frigid cold temperatures," said Kathleen Meagher, president and CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota. "The Polar Plunge is even a greater way to expanding those bragging rights and to demonstrate the fun ways to enjoy our weather. It truly is an extreme sport, but the exhilarating feeling you get after you plunge is one to remember.”

To register, visit www.firstgiving.com/event/sond/2019-Polar-Plunge-Bismarck or call 701-746-0331. Other plunges are scheduled in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Dickinson. 

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