Polar Plunge pledges are halfway there

Coal City Schools have a team

Fundraising for the 2024 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois, which will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Braidwood Recreation Club, reached the halfway mark on Monday.
So far the Braidwood event has raised $40,800 in pledges with a goal of $80,000. There are approximately 30 teams with 340 individuals who have volunteered to take the plunge into the frigid Braidwood Rec. lake.
This will be the third year for the local event with teams coming throughout Will and Grundy counties.
The KSD140 Plungers are leading the team standings for most funds pledged with $13,622. The Will County Sheriff’s Department ranks second with $6,300. Third is Morris Police with $3,395.
Among local teams are the Korner Keg/Main Street Pizza, VFW Frostys, The Wilmington Outsiders, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery, Top Fuel Saloon, Coal City Schools, Rt. 66 Old School Brewing, Dynamic Fitness and more.
Donations help provide athletes with intellectual or closely related developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programming.
Special Olympic athletes train anywhere from two months to year-round for the chance to compete in the big event.
Anyone can give to any team they like, or sign up a team of at least 10 or more and get those pledges.
To donate or to register visit https://plungeillinois.com/