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Hundreds jump into freezing waters to raise money for Special Olympics

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Menonomie (WQOW) -“It was fantastic,” Special Olympics Athlete Danny Cox said. “This is my third year doing it, and I love it. It's one of the best ways I can give back for Special Olympics.”

Cox was one of almost 300 plungers who braved the freezing cold water for the 6th Annual Polar Plunge on Tainter Lake. The event raised money for local Special Olympics groups. Organizers said last year, the plunge raised a record-breaking $56,000. They hope to break that record this year.

“I am humbled because the amount of volunteers, the amount of people that donate, the amount of people that support what we are doing is just unbelievable, and you're not going to find that in many organizations,” Special Olympics Director of Development Karen Kraus said.

There will be another Polar Plunge coming up Sunday, Feb. 22 at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire. Those interested need to raise $75 to plunge. You can visit specialolympicswisconsin.org for more information.

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