Wisconsin welcomes Polar plunges to benefit Special Olympics

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics Wisconsin's single largest source of fundraising revenue to support our annual programs. Hear when you can jump into the fun here in our area!

Lisa Walter 2018 Region 3 Polar Plunge Coordinator and Amy Younger Front End Manager, Skogen's Festival Foods and Chilly Bear joined Hello Wisconsin.

The funds raised support the year round health programs, sports training and competition opportunities that we provide to over 10,000 children and adults in Wisconsin with intellectual disabilities. There are 12 Polar Plunges that take place across Wisconsin between February 1-March 3.
Timeline for the sale will be Sunday January 28th through Sunday February 11th
$1 and $5 price points for Icon's
Festival Foods Locations that will be selling the Icon's Appleton - Darboy, Appleton - Northland, Baraboo ,Eau Claire - Birch, Eau Claire - Clairemont, Eau Claire - Mall Drive, Fond du Lac, Fort Atkinson, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Marshfield, Menasha, Mount Pleasant, Neenah, Oshkosh, Paddock Lake, Portage, and Somers
Raised over $4,700 for Special Olympics just in Eau Claire last year
Raised over $48,000 for Special Olympics last year during Icon sale statewide
Raised over $278,000 for 19 charities last year statewide

Menomonie: Feb 10th at Wakanda Park Beach
Eau Claire: Feb 25th at Half Moon Beach

Free breakfasts at both events:
Menomonie: 9-11:30 at The Silver Dollar Saloon
Eau Claire: 9 - 11:30 at VFW Post 7232 on Folsom

Free shuttles from breakfast locations to each plunge!

Amy can then talk about Festival's icon sales. They have requested over 10,000 icons, so if they sell all of them, that's at least $10,000! Festival is one of our amazing employers in the region that hire a bunch of our Special Olympics athletes.

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