It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Plunger. Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN).

On March 2, 30+ individuals from MDI, Medtronic and Special Olympics joined forces to raise over $48,000; $10,854 of which was raised by MDI employees and fifty percent of those funds were given back to MDI. Participants took the plunge into BDE MAKA SKA to support the cause of ‘Unified Work’.  The groups purpose is to promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Minneapolis Polar Plunge had over 5,000 individuals, and raised over $1,300,000.