Polar plunge 2019 group leap (copy)

A group of Eden Prairie students jumped into Lake Riley in March 2019 to raise money for the Special Olympics. The 2020 Polar Plunge is March 7.

Eden Prairie’s Polar Plunge, that annual chilly charity event at (and in) Lake Riley, is March 7, the city announced on its website.

The event raises money for the Special Olympics of Minnesota. Last year, 488 plungers broke a city fundraising record with $115,577 in donations. In the 13 years Eden Prairie has put on the event, it has raised over $1.3 million, the post says.

As of Feb. 13, 233 people in Eden Prairie had committed to plunging and pledged $32,508 in donations, according to the event’s website.

There will also be a Cool School plunge on March 6 for Central Middle School students.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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