Plunging for Pink fundraiser returns to Austin Saturday

(ABC 6 News) – The 11th annual Plunging for Pink fundraiser event returns to East Side Lake in Austin on Saturday.

The event raises money for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin as part of the Paint the Town Pink Initiative (PTTP).

Plunging starts at 2 p.m. at the East Side Lake boat ramp just off Oakland Place Northeast, with registration running from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s an amazing time at the lake with a ton of positivity and laughs all for a great cause,” said Jacob Gross, one of the lead organizers with Plunging for Pink. “Everyone should try the plunge at least once.”

A pre-plunge party will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Eagles Club in Austin, offering a brunch meal and silent auction.


Cost is free for registered plungers but they must be pre-registered to get the free breakfast. For non-plungers, the cost is $10 per adult; $5 for children ages 6-12; and free for children ages 5 and younger.

A year ago, Plunging for Pink hosted more than 130 people braving East Side Lake’s frigid waters. Each plunger is encouraged to raise at least $50 in donations for their team.

To register or learn more, go online to the Plunging for Pink page on Facebook or visit HERE.