The Williston Police Department is hosting the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Dakota on April 1st, at the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds.

There will food, activities, and entertainment for the whole family!

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The event will kick off with a live auction starting at 11:00am. There will be vehicles and other donations up for auction. A more detailed list of auction items and their donors will be released closer to the event. All proceeds raised during the auction will go to Special Olympics of North Dakota to be utilized for local programming for athletes in the Williston area. The Williston Police Department is still accepting donations on behalf of Special Olympics of North Dakota for the live auction.

Registration for all plungers will open at 12:00pm and the plunge will start at 12:30pm. Community participation is encouraged, and plungers can still participate as an individual or as a team of friends, co-workers, or classmates. Everyone plunging must raise a minimum of $100 to “take the plunge” into the icy waters. Plungers may register the day of the event. Plungers can elect to compete for the following awards:

  • Best costume
  • Best belly flop
  • Youngest plunger
  • Most money raised by a team
  • Most money raised by an individual

If any individual or business is interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2023 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Williston, below is a list of sponsor levels and pricing. The incentives for each level can be found online at

  • Iceberg Sponsor - $3,000
  • Igloo Sponsor - $1,500
  • Icicle Sponsor - $1,000
  • Snowflake Sponsor - $500

If any individual or group does not want to take the plunge, but would still like to participate in the event, volunteer opportunities are available to help make this event a huge success!

To volunteer, become a sponsor, register as a plunger, or for more information, visit or contact Calli Stellmacher with the Williston Police Department at or 701-577-1212 ext. 5731.

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