Po­laris Takes the “Plunge” in a Big Way

Com­pany was No.1 fundraiser for all Large Min­nesota Cor­po­ra­tions at the White Bear Lake Plunge

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Min­neapo­lis, Fe­bru­ary 13, 2015 – Po­laris® In­dus­tries Inc. (NYSE: PII) to­day an­nounced the com­pany, through its em­ploy­ees and matched by The Po­laris Foundation, raised al­most $30,000 for Spe­cial Olympics Min­nesota. The com­pany also do­nated two snow­mo­biles which will be of­fered at raf­fle by the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“Po­laris is proud to lead the way in fundrais­ing ef­forts for the Spe­cial Olympics Min­nesota’s Po­lar Plunge,” said Scott Wine, Po­laris Chair­man and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer. “This or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vides won­der­ful pro­grams for more than 8,100 Spe­cial Olympic Min­nesota ath­letes and I’m pleased our em­ploy­ees em­braced the cause in such a big way.”

As part of the fundrais­ing ef­fort, Po­laris em­ploy­ees had the No. 1 team with 110 “Plungers” from the or­ga­ni­za­tion par­tic­i­pat­ing at the White Bear Lake Plunge, on Satur­day, Jan­uary 31. The event saw more than 8,000 at­ten­dees, con­sist­ing of “Plungers” and spec­ta­tors, who spent the day watch­ing the Plunge, snack­ing on food, meet­ing “Snowflake,” the Plunge mas­cot, and check­ing out Po­laris’ new ground-break­ing on-road ve­hi­cle, Po­laris Sling­shot®.

The White Bear Po­lar Plunge was only the sec­ond of sev­eral Plunges hap­pen­ing around the state. In­ter­ested par­ties can find more in­for­ma­tion at plungemn.org. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in the snow­mo­biles be­ing raf­fled by Spe­cial Olympics Min­nesota can find more in­for­ma­tion at www.plungemn.org/po­lar­is­raf­fle or by vis­it­ing any of the up­com­ing metro Plunge lo­ca­tions to pur­chase a raf­fle ticket.

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