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Arctic plunge at The Lights in favor of Special Olympics North Dakota athletes



West Fargo, North Dakota – They are plunging into the icy seas off North Dakota for a good purpose.

Back at The Lights in West Fargo, the Polar Plunge offers our community a special chance to assist Special Olympics North Dakota participants.

To compete, plungers and their teams had to fund a minimum of $100. As part of its Law Enforcement Torch Run program, North Dakota Law Enforcement and Special Olympics North Dakota collaborated to organize it. The most money raised by an individual or team, the greatest costume, the best belly flop, the youngest and oldest plunger, and other categories were among the rewards that plungers competed for. Although it’s always wonderful to compete, the Polar Plunge is, according to the organizers, mainly about having fun.

“The community is what makes us who we are. Everybody coming out, showing their support, and supporting our athletes makes everything we do worth it. All of our volunteers that come out either in coaching or other volunteers getting things ready it’s amazing. This is going to be one of the biggest years Fargo’s ever had in fundraising and the plunger. So, we have a beautiful day out, and everyone is out here supporting. It makes it so much better when you get everybody out here supporting our plungers,” said Victor Meza, the Director of Development at Special Olympics ND.

The following polar plunges for Special Olympics North Dakota are scheduled for Williston next Saturday and Bismarck on April 15.