Polar Plunge Raises $114K for Special Olympics

ROCK CUT STATE PARK (WIFR) -- 448 people dressed up and also dressed down for the Polar Plunge at Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park.

The annual event allows individuals to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Everyone was more than happy to jump or stumble into the chilly water for a good cause.

"I've worked with with special needs kids for the last 10 years and they're one of the biggest and best parts of my life to be honest with you," said Jeremy Stine. "If I can help them and get more kids swimming and more kids in athletics, that's my goal."

Each of the plungers was required to raise a minimum of $75 and following today's event, Special Olympics says it has raised more than $114,000.

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