South Bend Cubs to Host Polar Plunge in 2018

The event to benefit Special Olympics Indiana will be held at Four Winds Field on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

By South Bend Cubs | November 29, 2017 8:21 AM ET

SOUTH BEND, IN - Four Winds Field and the South Bend Cubs will host the South Bend Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 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.

"The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics Indiana's biggest fundraiser, assuring that thousands of our athletes will experience another year of sports training and competition," said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Michael Furnish. "Thanks to the South Bend Cubs, people can go "freezin' for a reason" and help many deserving athletes realize their dreams."

"Last year's Polar Plunge event at Four Winds Field was a huge success with over $10,000 raised for Special Olympics Indiana and we hope to make this year even bigger," said Director of Media and Promotions Chris Hagstrom-Jones. "Once again, we will offer four tickets to a South Bend Cubs home game and the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to the person who raises the most money for the South Bend Polar Plunge."

To participate in the 2018 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 visiting and clicking on the 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 14,000 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 the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. This year, Four Winds Field, home of the Cubs, was named Ballpark Digest's Best Single-A ballpark. In 2015, the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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