Polar Bear Plunge Takes Memphis

Posted on January 23, 2014

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By Haley Wallace

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No better way to face the frigid Memphis weather than head on. On Saturday, February 1st at 3 pm, join a bunch of insane Memphians to jump into the Wolf River from Mud Island River Park to benefit the Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.

You should really be in a costume because the craziest plunger actually gets a golden plunger, and who wouldn’t want that as a trophy?!

For the past 15 years, brave Memphians have been participating in this philanthropic event. On top of the plunge, there is also a chili cook-off that morning to warm you up before the big plunge. For $5, you can taste all the incredible chili recipes, so the freezing cold water is totally worth it.

Make sure to ‘Join’ the Facebook event here for more information!

Haley Wallace is a senior at University of Memphis and intern at Choose901.

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