A word from our sponsors: Special Olympics Polar Plunge is this Saturday; Plunge After Five is Thursday

Special Olympics Wisconsin-Southeastern Region will host its 13th annual Polar Plunge this Saturday, Feb. 11.

The vent has been changed up a bit with a new Plunge name and location for 2012…The Southeastern WI Polar Plunge (formerly known as the Pleasant Prairie Plunge) will be held at The Brat Stop, in Kenosha. A giant pool will be set-up in The Brat Stop’s parking lot.

Join in on the fun at this family-friendly event…you can Plunge and Party all in one cool location-The Brat Stop.

There also is a way to participate for those “Too Chicken” to Plunge. Registering as a Chicken means participants still raise funds, but stay total dry, while watching others plunge.

The Southeastern Wisconsin Polar Plunge, at The Brat Stop, will feature food, drinks, auctions, raffles and music by: The Kingfish. For those just interested in watching it all, there will be Plunge viewing areas both poolside (outside) and inside The Brat Stop.

Non-participants/General Public can enjoy the Post-Plunge Party from 2 to 7 p.m. $5 donation to Special Olympics gets you legendary food and drinks from The Brat Stop.

Registration for the Southeastern WI Polar Plunge can be done online until Friday, Feb. 10, at noon. Or, register in person, at The Brat Stop, on either Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9p.m., or the day of the event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.

The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics Wisconsin’s largest and most well-known fundraising event. Southeastern WI Polar Plunge is one of 12 Plunges that will be held throughout Wisconsin. The purpose of this event is to be “freezin’ for a reason,” and to raise funds to carry out the Special Olympics mission.

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Southeastern Regional office supports nearly 1,400 local Special Olympics athletes, from five counties–Racine, Kenosha, Rock, Walworth and Jefferson. The Regional office hosts events throughout these five counties year round.

For more information on the Polar Plunge event, please visit http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org – click on Polar Plunge, scroll down and click on Southeastern WI Plunge, or contact the Regional office using the information below.

Also, on Feb. 9, The Brat Stop and Polar Plunge will sponsor a Business After Five at The Brat Stop from 5 to 7 p.m.

Admission is $5, which will be donated to Special Olympics. The local business community is invited.

Those attending the After Five will get a sneak peak behind the scenes of the plunge, get to meet Special Olympics athletes, learn tips from expert plungers and enjoy food drink and open networking.

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