The third annual Anoka County Polar Bear Plunge saw 740 people jump into bitterly cold Crooked Lake waters Feb. 8.
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Hundreds of people will be taking the plunge into the icy cold Crooked Lake Saturday, Feb. 8 so that kids with disabilities have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 661 people plunged into Crooked Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics Minnesota, which gives kids with disabilities the chance to compete in sports.
They’ll be freezin’ for a reason – and glad to do it.
Coon Rapids Police Officer Brian Beedle and his merry band of brothers in blue again plan to take the plunge for Special Olympics as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge event.
Frigid winds whipping across an icy lake made Popsicles of plungers during Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge.
Taking a chilly dip to support Special Olympics Minnesota, thousands have participated in the annual Polar Bear Plunge, diving into frozen lakes across the frigid state for the past 15 years – but never in Anoka County.