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Scott Dittrich, a Norfolk Lion for more than 29 years, was interested in starting a new and fun fundraiser that was going to be a big hit. He wanted the event to be exciting and for many people to be involved. Scott had started three other events with the Norfolk Lions Club: Community Day, Haunted Train Ride, and the Talent Show. In 2016, he approached the Wrentham Lions Club to join in a two-club effort to start a new event. On a cold, snowy day (April 1, 2017) 49 brave soles entered the waters of Sweatt Beach in Wrentham and raised $23,004. In 2018, the group partnered with the Plainville Lions and together they organized the second Polar Plunge at a larger beach at Lake Pearl, Wrentham. 56 brave hearts jumped and dove into the 39-degree lake raising $29,142. The three clubs have now formed the Lions Polar Plunge and have opened the plunge to all Lions and friends across the state, but especially District 33. This year’s goal is to add more plungers and to raise $50,000. We challenge you to help us reach this goal!