Eastern Illinois University teams will be competing against each other in the 2015 Polar Plunge, with proceeds going toward Special Olympics in Illinois.
The competition, called EIU College Cup, encourages university groups, student organizations and athletic teams to develop a Polar Plunge team, and raise funds to win the first place prize of $500 and a trophy.
EIU teams can still register for the Polar Plunge, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Lake Sara in Effingham by clicking here. In the plunge, competitors will take a leap into the waters of Lake Sara.
One of EIU’s teams has already raised $2,000 in support of Special Olympics. All plunger teams must raise a minimum of $75. Check-in for the event is at 10:30 a.m. and the plunge will start at noon.