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Polar Plungers will brave the frigid water at Lake Decatur, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The Decatur Plunge will take place at Lake Decatur- 2301 E. Lakeshore Drive, Decatur, IL 62523. Registration is at 10:00 a.m. All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $100 in donations. People are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams.

To form a team, each member (minimum of five people to qualify) must raise a minimum of $100 in donations. Meeting these requirements will qualify plungers for team prizes. Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you will receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt or other incentive level prizes will be mailed a corresponding prize in April. Over the past 21 years, more than 78,000 plungers have raised more than $22 million.

Those ready to #beboldgetcold this winter are invited to join the conversation and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. GEICO, RIU Hotels & Resorts, and Apple Vacations are proud to be the Statewide Presenting Polar Plunge Sponsors. Statewide Grand Prize Sponsor: Heartland Coca-Cola. Gold-Level Sponsors: Bayer, BrushPile Jigs, Cromwell Radio- 104.3 The Party, 101.3 WMCI, 92.1 The Axe, 103.9 Victory, Decatur Fire Department, Decatur Park District, Herald & Review, Knights of Columbus, Lamar, and WAND-TV. Silver-Level Sponsors: Hicks Gas, and Pepsi Refreshment Services. Bronze-Level Sponsors: Becktech Communications.

Participants can register for the Plunge at or by contacting Vanessa Duncan at 217-345-2424 or

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