Get ready to get wet and cold — all for a good cause.

And in the company of sports superstars.

Dodgers utility player Chris Taylor will host the inaugural CT3 Polar Plunge on Feb. 4 near the Manhattan Beach Pier to support the Friendship Foundation.

Taylor, in an interview this week, said he hopes to have around 500 plungers. And those participating will be in good company, he added. That’s because a majority of Taylor’s Dodgers teammates are slated to participate, including former fellow All-Stars Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Jason Heyward and young phenom James Outman.

“I really appreciate those guys stepping up for me,” Taylor said. “I thought a lot of them would just want to go to the VIP brunch afterwards. But every single one that is coming is plunging as well, which is cool.”

Attendees need to raise $200 per registration, Taylor said, which will benefit the Friendship Foundation, a South Bay nonprofit that supports families with neurodivergent children and young adults.

“We encourage people to do their own fundraising to get to the $200,” Taylor said, “so you don’t have to spend it all yourself.”

There are also VIP tickets at $1,000 that will allow attendance at the VIP reception at The Strand House restaurant, beginning at noon.

The Friendship Foundation is in the process of building a 64,000-square foot facility in Redondo Beach that will offer vocational training and job placement to neurodivergent people.

Kelly Stroman, managing director of the Friendship Campus, thanked Taylor and his wife, Mary Taylor, for opening “their hearts to the community.”

The funds raised during the CT3 Polar Plunge will benefit Friendship Foundation’s monthly programs and help purchase adaptive sports equipment, Stroman said in an email.

“There are many innovative and adaptive sports tools that we have been wanting to purchase,” Stroman said. “Now we will be able to do so and roll out more athletic programs and incorporate this into our six-week summer camp as well.”

Adaptive athletic programs have been a “robust part of the foundation,” Stroman said, and those programs will expand when the Friendship Campus opens in the fall of 2025.

“When I met the staff (of Friendship Foundation) and saw the work they’ve done, it was a no-brainer for me,” said Taylor, a Manhattan Beach resident. “They’re doing unbelievable work in the community. They have for years.”

Taylor founded the CT3 Foundation in 2020 following the death of his childhood friend, Kyle Profilet, who died in 2019 from osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He was 28. Taylor and his wife run the nonprofit, which supports “children and their families that are facing challenging circumstances — physically, financially, and otherwise,” according to its website.

The first CT3 Foundation event Taylor hosted was at Topgolf in El Segundo in January 2023. “Driving for Hope” raised funds for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

MLB star Freeman, retired all-star Albert Pujols, Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin and infielder Gavin Lux, and legendary Los Angeles hurler Fernando Valenzuela, among many others, joined Taylor at that fundraiser.

Taylor, who was raised in Virginia Beach, grew up wrestling and playing soccer and baseball alongside Profilet, but baseball was his favorite sport.

In 2012, the Seattle Mariners drafted Taylor in the fifth round after his years at the University of Virginia.

Taylor was traded to the Dodgers in 2016 and just a year later was named co-MVP of the 2017 National League Championship Series with former teammate Justin Turner.

He won the World Series in 2020 with the Dodgers in the pandemic-shortened season and became an All-Star in 2021. At the end of that season, he signed a four-year, $60 million contract with L.A., with a team option for a fifth year.

The Dodgers recently had a whirlwind off season, committing more than a $1 billion on free agents, including former MVP and two-way star Shohei Ohtani, pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto and James Paxton, and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, as well as trading for pitcher Tyler Glasnow and signing him to a five-year extension.

Those moves have been “super exciting,” Taylor said.

“We’re making a ton of moves to help us on both sides of the ball,” Taylor said. “I think Dodger fans are more excited than ever with Shohei signing. They should be. It should be a fun year.”

The Manhattan Beach Police Department and L.A. County Lifeguards, meanwhile, have been invited to the plunge event, Taylor said.

There will also be music, and food and coffee for everyone taking part, along with towels to dry off as participants come out of the water. Those who take the plunge will also receive a gift bag and finisher’s medal.

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