A dip in some ice water for a good cause could also result in some tasty pizza.
Members of the Barrie Police Service, along with the local community, will be taking the ice plunge at the 2019 Barrie Polar Plunge, being held March 2 at Centennial Beach.
The event will help raise money for Special Olympics Ontario, with 100 per cent of the funds directly benefitting the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario.
Plungers can either pay the registration fee or fundraise the minimum requirement to be able to take part in the plunge.
There’s some great incentives that will be handed out to plungers based on how much money they raise, like pizza. The team that raises the most money will win a pizza party sponsored by Boston Pizza.
Medals will also be awarded for the best costumes. Fundraising incentives include a Barrie Polar Plunge Icy Mug, a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8″ and 32GB) to the highest fundraiser per plunge, Barrie Polar Plunge socks (if raise $100), Barrie Polar Plunge socks and shirt (if raise $150) and tickets to Toronto Maple Leafs alumni box for an upcoming game to the highest fundraiser in the province.
The event is open to the community. The registration fee is $25 (or raise $50 to waive the fee) for registered SOO athletes and volunteers or $50 (or raise $100 to waive the fee) for adults.
On the day of the plunge, the registration is set for 12 noon, with the icy dip set to begin at 1 p.m. Participants can pre-register and pick up their event kit on February 28, between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Allandale Recreation Centre (190 Bayview Dr.).
To register, donate or dare a friend to take a plunge, visit PolarPlunge.ca