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Top Dog: UMD vs. SCSU

Monday, February 13, 2012

The challenge has been thrown down. 

And St. Cloud State has accepted.

Bring it on�

The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) has dared the Huskies to a friendly competition to see which university can raise more money for Special Olympics Minnesota in the Feb. 18 Polar Plunge.

View the event brochure (PDF).

The Polar Bear Plunge is presented by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run® events to benefit Special Olympics. It is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into frigid Minnesota waters. It consists of 15 different events that take place across Minnesota during the coldest months of the year.

In 2011 over 11,000 participants raised over $2.2 million for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Statewide sponsors are AllOver Media, BNSF Railway, Caribou Coffee, ClearChannel Outdoor, Cowboy Jack’s, Culver's, Grand Casio Mille Lacs, Grand Lodge of Minnesota, Lions International, Minnesota Fraternal order of Police, FOX 9 News, FSNorth, Groupon, JNBA Financial Advisors, Kwik Trip Stores, Malt-O-Meal, Opportunity Services, United Healthcare, US Bank and Walmart.   

To participate, visit the St. Cloud State Polar Bear Plunge registration page and get the Plunger's Tools.

Special Olympics Minnesota serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing opportunities to develop new skills and confidence through year-round training in 17 sports. Athletic talents are showcased in more than 150 annual area competitions, plus six regional and five state competitions.

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