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January 5, 2023 – Midwest League (MWL)South Bend Cubs News Release

SOUTH BEND, IN – For the seventh year in a row, Four Winds Field will host the South Bend Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana. Registration is now open, and participants are encouraged to register online. Those who do not wish to participate but want to make a donation can donate to the South Bend Cubs plunge team.


All participants who raise the minimum $85.00 for Special Olympics Indiana will receive an official Polar Plunge event t-shirt, with additional prizes and incentives offered to those who raise more. Individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the Polar Plunge by raising a minimum of $4,000 and participate in two plunges are eligible to be recognized as “Super Plungers.”

Anyone who donates $30 or more to the South Bend Cubs plunge will be entered to win an outdoor suite to a 2023 South Bend Cubs game (valid April 12 – May 4) which includes up to 16 tickets and the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Jumping into a freezing pool or natural body of water in the middle of winter may seem like a crazy idea, but over the past 24 years, thousands upon thousands of our supporters have risen to the challenge, braved the elements, and made Special Olympics Indiana’s annual Polar Plunge a huge success. This season, 18 Polar Plunge events will be held at venues across the state this winter. Those who are unwilling or unable to jump into the water can still be a part of the fun by raising money and attending as “virtual plungers” or by signing up for the third annual Polar Plunge Run.

“As a lifelong baseball fan, I look forward to each new spring … the smell of flowers and freshly cut grass … and the announcement from the person behind home plate ‘PLAY BALL!’ And before each spring, the fun and excitement of Special Olympics Indiana’s Polar Plunge season!” said President & CEO of Special Olympics Indiana Jeff Mohler. “As our largest annual fundraising series, it’s important for us to start off the new year with the needed funding to allow our athletes a chance to practice, compete, excel, and better themselves. The South Bend Cubs have been great friends, allowing me a chance to enjoy my favorite sport and allowing our athletes a chance to succeed by hosting and sponsoring the Polar Plunge. Special Olympics Indiana truly appreciates all the Cubs do for the game and for the South Bend community!”

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