A group of Affinity Plus employees posed around a frozen lake

We believe in building toward a future that includes everyone in our communities, and one way Affinity Plus puts that belief into action is supporting Special Olympics Minnesota via the Polar Plunge.

In Minnesota, there are over 8,000 people with intellectual disabilities, and each person deserves support and inclusion from their communities. Special Olympics Minnesota works tirelessly to include individuals with intellectual disabilities and foster connections within their communities. 

Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to compete and build meaningful relationships is a core value at Affinity Plus. Each year, in support of Special Olympics Minnesota, our employees brave the cold waters to take the Polar Plunge. This event not only raises vital funds, but also creates a sense of community and solidarity among participants. 

In 2024 alone, over 180 employees and family members participated in Polar Plunge events across the state, collectively raising more than $75,000. Since 2008, Affinity Plus and its employees have raised nearly half a million dollars for Special Olympics Minnesota through fundraising and direct contributions. 

We’re more than just a credit union. We’re also a community-focused organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of Minnesotans. Affinity Plus is committed to continuing its support of Special Olympics Minnesota and making a real difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout our state.

Together, we can build stronger, more-inclusive communities for all Minnesotans.


Photo Credit: Sobottka Photography