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South Bend Cubs to Host Polar Plunge in 2017

The event to benefit Special Olympics Indiana will be held at Four Winds Field on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
December 1, 2016

UPDATE: Beginning Tuesday, December 20th, the first 50 people to register online and raise $100.00 will receive a ticket to the April 20th South Bend Cubs game. During that evening, the Cubs and Special Olympics Indiana will recognize the person who raised the most money for Special Olympics Indiana. Registration must be done at Tickets will be distributed by a representative of Special Olympics Indiana. 


SOUTH BEND, IN - Four Winds Field will host the South Bend Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the plunge beginning at 12:00 p.m. followed immediately by the After Splash Bash in the Pepsi Stadium Club.

"Special Olympics Indiana is really looking forward to holding our first-ever Polar Plunge in South Bend," said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Michael Furnish. "We're extremely lucky to have a partner like the South Bend Cubs who knows how to bring the community together and create a positive atmosphere."

"We are incredibly proud to host this event," said Director of Media and Promotions Chris Hagstrom-Jones. "To help stimulate donations, the person who raises the most money for the South Bend Polar Plunge will receive four tickets to a South Bend Cubs home game and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of that game."

To participate in the 2017 Michiana Polar Plunge, individuals or groups must raise a "bear" minimum of $75 in pledges. All funds raised will benefit Special Olympics Indiana. Participants can register as an individual or gather friends, family members, co-workers, civic group or school group and register as a team.

Register by clicking here or visiting and clicking on the special events page. Funds raised by this event will help local athletes train and compete at local, area and state level.

About the Special Olympics Indiana

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 12,000 athletes across Indiana. The organization receives no federal- or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way agency and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana, call (317) 328-2000 or visit

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are a Class A minor league team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Over the past 28 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill. More information is available at