The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

This Saturday, March 7th, Rockford-area Polar Plungers are going for yet another cold dip in Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park. Registration begins at 10:30am.

Over the past 21 years, more than 78,000 plungers have raised more than $22 million. Those ready to #beboldgetcold this winter are invited to join the conversation and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you're interested in joining in with your friends and neighbors, along with area law enforcement, you're asked to collect a minimum of $100 in donations. People are encouraged to come in costume and to form teams.

To form a team, each member (minimum of five people to qualify) must raise a minimum of $100 in donations. Meeting these requirements will qualify plungers for team prizes.

Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you will receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt or other incentive level prizes will be mailed a corresponding prize in April.

Townsquare Media is proud to be a gold level sponsor for the event, along with Alpine Kiwanis, Aramark, Peak Sports, Rockford Register Star, Salamone's North, The Blazer Foundation, and WIFR.

For more information on the Polar Plunge at Olson Lake, click here.