Dozens plunge into cold water raising money for Special Olympics


It was all part of the Lake City Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. Over the years, the plunge has raised as much as $35,000, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said.

A group team makes their way to the firemen, where they have to tag-up before leaving the water completing their plunge, during the Special Olympics 2018 Polar Plunge.

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This is where individuals and teams jump into water - very cold water - for a good cause, it's to raise money and awareness of Special Olympics Arkansas. Prior to 2016, the Gaels had also previously been tops among all participating Westchester teams in 2010 and 2011. Afterward, they can unthaw in hot tubs and after changing clothes, enjoy a dinner hosted by Special Olympics athletes and their families.

This year's goal was to raise $42,000, and they ended up raising over $70,000.

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Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m.

Those courageous enough to run into the icy waters of the river are invited to join the committee and Special Olympics athletes to raise money for Special Olympics by collecting pledges and coming out to plunge. Another plunge is set to take place this Saturday, February 10th at Nationals Park, open to the public and featuring one special plunger, D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum.

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