Freezin’ For A Reason: A Polar Plunge For A Good Cause

It’s freezin’ for a reason.

Plungers jumped into an outdoor pool for charity, each contestant raising funds for the local Special Olympics.
Dozens of contenders dressed up in costumes and plunged into a pool, all for a good cause.
“It was fantastic. I sound like one of those old farts but it wasn’t as cold as I thought it was going to be,” says plunger Monte Jones.
Each person must raise at least $75 before the jump off.

Organizers heated up the competition by having contenders compete for a variety of categories.
“This one’s the fun, let your hair down and just go wild type of fun fundraiser for us.” says Special Olympics volunteer Erik Clemenson.
Sally Bauske works at the Ramada hotel.

But she didn’t exactly sign up for the plunge.

Bauske explains, “The Ramada team says I was doing it, so I guess I am. So I’m pretty excited though.”
She’s ready for the challenge.

Bauske raised $270 dollars.

Moments before the jump, she starts to get cold feet.
“I was really nervous when I was thinking it was going to be zero degrees but I don’t know hopefully it’s not as bad as I think it’s going to be,” says Bauske.

Her reaction after the jump?

“It was cold. After the initial shock of it, I’m feeling pretty good now,” says Bauske.
Even if some plungers don’t take home a prize, everyone is going home a winner.
Funds raised will go to provide support for kids and adults living with intellectual disabilities.

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