The Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fish Lake in Maple Grove. The high temperature was 16 degrees on Feb. 2, which is below average according to The Weather Channel, but teams warmed up in tents and hot tubs after their plunge, all for a good cause. There were 780 participants taking part in the event that benefits the Special Olympics of Minnesota. This year’s plunge raised $158,000.
Brooklyn Center Police Department’s BC Copsicles team took the plunge – twice – during the Polar Bear Plunge Feb. 2 at Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove. BC Copiscles is one of the top law enforcement teams participating in the event to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The team collected $6,143 in online pledges and a total of $7,333 including other donations.