By Maureen Post Special to Published Feb 04, 2009 at 10:33 AM

 You still have time to round up pledges and take the big plunge.

This Sunday, the Wisconsin Special Olympics hosts "Freezin’ for a Reason," the organization’s 10th Annual Polar Plunge. Held at Muskego County Park, the Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Wisconsin's Special Olympics with "Plungers" raising $7 million dollars since the event’s 1999 inception.

"I've been coaching Wauwatosa Special Olympics soccer now for 24 years and it's truly fun. The athletes are wonderful," Jim Hass, Special Olympics volunteer explains.

The event's plunge was called off last year due to frigid below zero temperatures but with this weekend’s planned warm-up, you can start getting ready for that dive. Events include food, hot tubs, music by The Love Monkeys and of course, the big splash.

Don’t feel like swimming? The Special Olympics invites you to join the festivities and simply make a donation online.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.