Manhattan Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics

A participant takes the Polar Plunge at Rochester Mills Brewing Company Saturday Feb. 10 2018 raising money for the Special Olympics

Jamie Schnee is the Treasurer of the Special Olympics in Manhattan.

The Polar Plunge events raise money for Special Olympics Michigan.

Dozens of people braved the cold Saturday afternoon, taking the plunge for a great cause.

This year's goal was to raise $42,000, and they ended up raising over $70,000. The best part, though, is that the students do so much to spread the word about what the Special Olympics does for its athletes. The group holds fundraisers throughout the year for Special Olympics Texas. "It's a great cause a good reason for camaraderie with our coworkers and friends and family".

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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.

This is the third year for the event put on by The Law Enforcement Torch Run.

All of the contributions from the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge go directly to Special Olympics D.C., helping to provide sports and fitness programs year-round to those with intellectual disabilities.

A participant of the Special Olympics 2018 Polar Plunge makes her way out of the freezing cold water, February 10 at the Aurora Reservoir.

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