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Plungers take icy dive for Special Olympics

February 4, 2019 GMT

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Jumping into freezing water on a cold February day would otherwise earn a hide full of goosebumps and the scorn of your mother, but it was all for a good cause Saturday at Hurricane City Park.

Appropriately dubbed “Freezin’ for a Reason,” Special Olympics West Virginia hosted its second annual Tri-County Polar Plunge on Saturday evening at the a swimming pool set up at Hurricane City Park.

The Polar Plunge is a benefit event for Special Olympics WV. To be a “plunger,” each entrant is asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges for Special Olympics WV. Last year, 98 people took the plunge at the inaugural splash bash last year, raising nearly $20,000 for the Special Olympics.