South Bend Cubs will host Polar Plunge to raise money for Indiana's Special Olympics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A Polar Plunge is making its way to South Bend once again.

The South Bend Cubs are hosting their third annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23.

This freezing festivities will raise money for Indiana’s Special Olympics and feature an outdoor splash pad along the first base line at Four Winds Field.

"We keep you warm until right before the plunge, your adrenaline keeps you warm during the plunge, and then you get warm right after and you have some snacks and warm up after the splash bash and get your awards," said Buzz Lail, the Northwest Regional Manager of Special Olympics Indiana. 

This is the third year they've held the event and the team considers it the unofficial kick off to their season.

The South Bend Cubs team owner, Andrew Berlin, will apparently be participating in the icy event as well.

"If you just want to see Andrew Berlin and myself and others jump into a freezing pool of water that's fine too, you know the temperature is 40-50 degrees right now by the time we get to plunge day it's probably going to be 20 so come on out and have some fun,” said Hagstrom-Jones. said Chris Hagstrom-Jones, Director of Media and Promotions for the South Bend Cubs.

The South Bend Cubs are hoping to raise $25,000 to support Special Olympic Athletes in Indiana.

Registration for the event begins at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 23 and the plunge will start at 12:00 p.m.

Those wishing to learn more about donations and what is needed to take the plunge can visit the South Bend Cubs website by clicking here.

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