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2017 Alexandria Polar Plunge registration is now open

Registration for the 2017 Alexandria Polar Plunge is now open. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota and learn firsthand what it means to be "freezin' for a reason."

The funds raised benefit more than 8,200 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes as they train, compete and transform themselves, their communities and the world.

The Alexandria plunge will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria. Day of the plunge check-in will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the plunge site.

In 2016, more than 290 brave souls took the plunge in Alexandria and raised approximately $75,000 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.

Plungers can register online at and may plunge as individuals or in teams. They are also encouraged to wear unique and outrageous costumes on plunge day.

Participants should ask family and friends to pledge to their plunge. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. They must bring pledges to the plunge. Shoes and towels are also required.

For more information or to register, visit or email

Jessica Sly

Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.

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