Murfreesboro Polar Bear Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

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Noelle Oknefski reacts after exiting the water at the annual Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Polar Bear Plunge. The water temperature was 45 degrees and air temperature around 32 degrees. photo by Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.

MURFREESBORO– The 21st annual Polar Bear Plunge and Arctic Adventure will be held Saturday, January 7 at Boro Beach, the outdoor pool at Sports*Com. “Plungers” are encouraged to raise funds for the event with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Tennessee athletes in Rutherford County. Outside temperatures are expected to be in the upper 40’s at plunge time.

Activities will begin at 8:30 in the gym at Sports*Com.

8:30 a.m. Music, inflatables, games, hot chocolate, coffee and donuts
9:45 a.m. Costume Contest
10:00 a.m. Walk to the outdoor pool for the jump!

Immediately after the jump, the indoor pool will be open until 11:30 a.m.

With a minimum of $25 in donations, each plunger receives the official Plunge t-shirt and all bragging rights associated with such a brave endeavor!

Boro Beach and Sports*Com are located at 2310 Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

To pre-register, visit For ore information, contact Kyle Goss, Aquatics Program Coordinator, at [email protected], or 615-895-5040.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing vibrant public spaces and inclusive programs delivered with visionary leadership and caring staff that engage the individual and strengthen the quality of life of our community.

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