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Lambeau Field to host first 'Polar Plunge'

The Johnsonville Tailgate Village at Lambeau Field. (WLUK file photo/Scott Hurley)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- It's not quite the Ice Bowl, but for the first time ever, the Polar Plunge will be held at Green Bay's iconic Lambeau Field.

The Special Olympics Wisconsin annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 24.

This year, plungers will jump into icy water at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village.

“We’re extremely excited to offer the first-ever Polar Plunge at a professional football stadium,” said Matt Harper, Director of Corporate Partnership for Special Olympics Wisconsin. “The venue is such an exciting location and we have so many new Polar Plungers this year who want to come out and be a part of it! Each year we strive to make the Polar Plunge something that people of all ages can attend and take part in.”

The Green Bay Polar Plunge is one of 12 Polar Plunge events taking place across Wisconsin.

Money raised during the events go to help Wisconsin Special Olympics athletes compete in games at the state, national and international level.

Last year, more than 450 Green Bay plungers raised $137,000 for Special Olympics athletes and programs. Statewide, 6,000 plungers raised more than $1.7 million.

Registration for individuals and groups to participate in the Green Bay Polar Plunge is open at PlungeWI.org.

The event was previously held at the Watering Hole Sports Bar in Howard.

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