This photo took second place in the Activities & Events category of our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
During the summer, the land of 10,000 lakes offers an oasis of sandy beaches and perfect swimming water. During the winter, it offers an opportunity to jump into a hole in the ice and raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.
Polar Plunges take place throughout the state during the winter months, and this year, Woodbury’s is taking place on February 13 at Carver Lake Beach. You’ve likely seen it on the news or on social media, groups dressed up in costumes jumping into frigid water to raise money for Special Olympics. But what does that money actually do?