FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Hundreds “froze for a reason” and raised a record amount of money for Special Olympics Indiana Saturday.
Folks jumped in freezing cold water at the annual event, which kicked off at 10 a.m. at Camp Red Cedar.
According to the event coordinators, a record 253 plungers participated Saturday and a total of $54,000 was raised for Special Olympics Indiana, another record for the event. In 2019, the plunge had 133 plungers and raised just over $27,000.
The money raised from plunge funds programs for state and local Special Olympics and generates awareness of the organization.
The Special Olympics allows people of all ages with intellectual disabilities to live active lives through socializing, exercising, and friendly competition.
WANE 15’s Michael Kuhn served as the Master of Ceremony and took the plunge. Watch him take the plunge for Special Olympics here:
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