WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - People in the community will be freezing for a reason this Saturday. The annual Polar Plunge fundraiser will take place on Purdue's campus.
Participants will brave the winter weather in support of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Indiana.
The event will start with a plunge into chilly water with other activities to follow. This year there is a goal of raising an unprecedented 1 million dollars. WLFI will have our own team taking the plunge to help towards this goal.
Purdue Polar Plunge chair Lynne Noble says donating this year is easier than ever. “You can do your whole fund raising online, which is the great part, it's very easy to do, or the day of the plunge you can bring in what you've collected and donate it or give it there,” said Noble.
Purdue Polar Plunge chair Lynne Noble is encouraging all to take the plunge for a good cause. "About 450 people signed up so far. Numbers keep going up every day, our totals keep going up every day so we are looking for a lot more people to come jump in the water with us,” said Noble.
The event will be at Lambert Fieldhouse. Day-of registration will start at 8:30 a-m. You can register for the plunge here.