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Sign up for Polar Plunge in La Crosse already above 200

Brad Williams

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About 250 people so far have signed up to take the “plunge” in La Crosse next month. 

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics happens March 7th at Black River beach. 

Spokeswoman Kerry Gloede says while most of the people going into the cold water will be adults, they’re including a Pee Wee Plunge for young kids, who would only have to raise $50 in pledges.

Adult plungers are expected to raise at least $75 to take part in Polar Plunge. 

Kerry says this year, a deejay will be on the beach to help plungers make a musical splash, by playing a special plunge song if they request one.

Polar Plunge is returning to the Black River after many years at Pettibone Beach on the Mississippi.

At Black River, the day’s events will include a winter beach volleyball tournament.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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