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Over 200 people take a plunge for Special Olympics


Colfax (WQOW) - People jumped at the chance to raise money for the Special Olympics Saturday. 

More than 200 people signed up for the 4th annual Polar Plunge at the Elk Point Resort in Colfax. There was a costume contest for those brave enough to test the water. The Menomonie Thunderhawks handed out towels to help people dry off after the dip.

"It's always a shock to your system when you jump and you lose your breath for a couple of seconds, but this weather is actually perfect for a plunge. It's cold enough that we are freezing for a reason, but yet we're not super cold out here. People are having a great time, a couple of people don't even have their coat on," said Karen Kraus, Indianhead Region Director of Development for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

WQOW's Aaron Rhody was emcee for the event. More than $30,000 was raised for the Special Olympics.  

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