Southern Oregon Polar Plunge fundraising for virtual event

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The annual Polar Plunge benefiting special Olympics is going virtual this year due to the pandemic.

Fundraising efforts for the events are in full swing!

The Southern Oregon Polar Plunge Event Manager teamed up with the Eagle Point Police Department and Fire District 3 to raise money outside of the EP Wal-Mart Saturday.

They say their goal is to raise $3,000.

So far, they’re at $2,500.

“[We’re] raising money for the Plunging Eagles, the EP plunge team for the Southern Oregon Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oregon. We’ve had some good contributions from the citizens, they’re usually very generous around here,” said event manager Kim Andresen and police officer Marc Slagle.

People can donate online (starting in February) or sign up to join the virtual plunge from their homes, at

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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