Huron area 'Polar Plunge' set for Feb. 4


HURON — The 2023 Huron Polar Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota, “Freezin for a Reason,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, at Ravine Lake.  Huron is one of eight SOSD plunges across the state this year.

The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics South Dakota, with assistance from the Law Enforcement Torch Run and registration is open for those willing to “take the plunge” to benefit Special Olympics. The annual fundraiser is organized by local committee members, including South Dakota Law Enforcement.

At the Polar Plunge, participants raise funds, then jump into chilly waters to show their support for the athletes of Special Olympics and increase awareness for people living with intellectual disabilities across South Dakota. Plungers set their own fundraising goals prior to the event and collect pledges in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters. Each person must raise a minimum of $100 and can participate as an individual, or can create a team with friends, co-workers, or classmates. High school and college students can participate for $50 and those who participate also can win a $500 scholarship.  

Plunge registration on the date will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Big D’s, with the plunge itself slated to take place at 1:30 p.m.

Online registration can be found at or by telephone.

Call 605-331-4117 to register or volunteer for this event.