Plenty to smile about this Plunge season!

February 28, 2020 Blog

Eleven down, two to go! We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 Polar Plunge season.

It’s been a Plunge season to remember. Here are just a few of the highlights from February.

Cole Cleworth helps kick off new Rapids location with a splash

Plungers enjoyed the beautiful new location of the Wisconsin Rapids Plunge, which moved to the scenic Ridges Golf Course this year.

Perhaps no one enjoyed it as much as athlete and longtime plunger, Cole Cleworth. Always a fundraising dynamo, Cleworth outdid himself in 2020 by raising $9,549!

NRG Media does the Polka Plunge

Our friends at NRG Media put together this fun video of the Wisconsin Rapids Plunge set to some infectious polka tunes.

Milton High brings home the trophy

Milton High School was among the first schools to take home one of our new Cool Schools trophies when their team raised more than $11,000 at the Whitewater Plunge!

Detective Fischer helps the Muskego Plunge join him in retirement

Detective Fischer (red trunks) plunges with Hailey Aderman of SOWI and Kathy Schult of the LETR

Fans in Muskego celebrated the 20th anniversary and conclusion of the Muskego Plunge. After 20 incredible years, the location is now retired.

On that note, retired New Berlin PD detective John Fischer, who plunged every year of the Muskego Plunge, marked the end of an era and his own retirement from plunging by going out in true style.

Team Sawyer launches Kenosha to new heights

A member of Team Sawyer catches air at the 2020 Kenosha Polar Plunge

With a final tally of $72,000, the Kenosha Polar Plunge had a banner year in 2020. This is a whopping 41% increase over the 2019 Plunge revenue.

This giant leap was spearheaded by Kenosha’s dedicated teams like Team Sawyer. The perennial powerhouse reached new heights this year by raising almost $15,000! To top it off, the toga-clad crew won best team costume!

Greendale Middle School’s Principal spends the night on the roof

Greendale Middle School Principal John Weiss (in suit) preparing to plunge at the 2020 Milwaukee Zoo Plunge

Greendale Middle School Principal John Weiss made a splash with the Milwaukee-area media before he even took the Plunge. After his students reached their fundraising goal of $3,000 for the Milwaukee Zoo Plunge, he spent the night on the roof and then ran the 10 miles to the Plunge the next morning!

Columbus High School continues their fundraising dominance

More than 40 participants from Columbus High School helped the team raise more than $28,000 for the Madison Polar Plunge. This comes after the fundraising powerhouse raised more than $25,000 last year and more than $17,000 in 2018.

Athlete celebrates 20 years of the Plunge

Adam Domino at the 2020 Wausau Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Adam Domino cemented his status as “Wausau Plunge Royalty” when he plunged in his 20th consecutive Plunge! Congratulations, Adam!

Community First Credit Union puts athletes first

Members of the Community First team prepare to plunge at the 2020 Oshkosh Plunge

In addition to serving as Presenting Partner for both the Oshkosh and Green Bay Polar Plunges, the incredible crew at Community First Credit Union have also raised more than $25,000 this Plunge season — exceeding their goal by more than $10,000!

The 2020 Polar Plunge season has been pretty special so far. With the Green Bay and La Crosse Plunges taking place on March 7, let’s finish strong!

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