Special Olympics Polar Plunge Event in Eau Claire

March 19, 2016
March 19, 2016 Travis Dewitz


This year’s Special Olympics Eau Claire Polar Plunge event was held at Half Moon Beach. The day started with light rain that quickly changed to snow as participants got ready for their turn to jump into the frigid water. Many of the participants dressed up in costumes for the event that raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. I volunteered my time and talent to photograph the event as well as promote it and host the images. The Polar Plunge was a blast for spectators to watch and plungers across the state raised over a million dollars for more than 10,000 athletes in Wisconsin.

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Prints from the Eau Claire Polar Plunge are available here.

All the photos from the event can be shared via Facebook here.

A tweet including a photo from the event by Pepin County Sheriff Joel Wener got a lot of publicity and was even retweeted by the NYPD.

Pepin County Sheriff Twitter Polar Plunge Tweet


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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.