Record Year for Eugene Polar Plunge

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds brave the chilly waters of the Willamette on Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics. It was a record year for the Eugene Polar Plunge with more than 25 teams suiting up. More than 400 people took the plunge into the Willamette at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene. Organizers say this … Continue reading »

Sixth Street Grill Gives to Polar Plunge

EUGENE, Ore. — The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, is only one week away and one restaurant is stepping up to make a difference. Owners of the Sixth Street Grill in Eugene are donating 20 percent of sales from breakfast Saturday to the effort. Owner, Linda Addison, says they’re happy to lend a … Continue reading »

Ems Make Wager to Take Polar Plunge

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks are getting some support from the Eugene Emeralds and the social media support for a frigid competition they’re participating in is heating up. The Ducks are getting a huge showing of support from the Ems, who are confident the national title will belong to Oregon after Monday’s game. The Ems … Continue reading »

Polar Plunge Raises $25,000

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people dove in to the bone-chilling Willamette River, all in the name of charity. Saturday marked this year’s Polar Plunge hosted by Oregon law enforcement. This daring event is part of an annual tradition in Eugene. Participants dove right into the 44-degree water. Those taking the plunge spent the past … Continue reading »

Taking a Plunge for a Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 300 people are expected to take the plunge Saturday–the Polar Plunge, that is. Staff members were out at Maurie Jacobs Park Friday setting up for the chilly dip and run into the Willamette River. The proceeds will go to support the Special Olympics. Coordinators say the cause is a great … Continue reading »