A group of people jumping into a frozen lake

ST. PAUL, MINN. (January 25, 2022) – Get ready to brave the frigid air and chilly water temperatures this season as Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union (Affinity Plus) once again partners with Special Olympics Minnesota for the annual Polar Plunge season. To encourage more participation from the community, Affinity Plus is providing a special incentive. The first 1,000 plungers who use promo code AFFINITYPLUS at registration will receive a $50 donation toward the required $75 fundraising minimum.

This year’s Plunge includes more than 20 in-person events throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as an option to plunge virtually. In-person plunge events begin the end of January and run through mid-March. 

“Affinity Plus has been taking the Plunge for well over 10 years and we are excited to participate and partner with Special Olympics Minnesota once again,” said Adam Layne, Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. “We hope this extra incentive encourages more people from the community to join the movement for inclusion by taking the Polar Plunge this year. It’s some of the most meaningful fun you can have!” 

All funds raised by Polar Plunge participants help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round athletic and health-based services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state.

“Affinity Plus is one of our most active and dedicated corporate partners. Their enthusiasm for the Polar Plunge is a great example of their commitment to inclusion in Minnesota,” said Dave Dorn, President and CEO of Special Olympics Minnesota. “The Affinity Plus team has been active in the Polar Plunge year after year and they have gone above and beyond in 2022 by kick starting the fundraising of 2,000 participants! We are so fortunate to have Affinity Plus as a partner of Special Olympics Minnesota.”

Special Olympics Minnesota offers athletic, health and leadership programs to people with intellectual disabilities who transform themselves, their communities and the world. Special Olympics Minnesota is a fundamental partner for Affinity Plus due to their commitment to spreading kindness and inclusivity across Minnesota.

To register and learn more about this year’s Polar Plunge and how to claim the special incentive, please visit: www.plungemn.org/affinityplus

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 28 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 200,000 members. Affinity Plus has over $2 billion in assets. Additional information is available at www.affinityplus.org or by calling (800) 322-7228.