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The cold didn't hold back polar plungers at Caesar's Creek

The Polar Plunge raised more than $34,650
The Polar Plunge raised more than $34,650
Photograph taken by Danielle Coots

Warm weather brought participants but the icy lake water did not keep them from taking the plunge. Hundreds of men, women, children and even pets came to take part of the 4th Annual Polar Plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics. The event raised over $34,650 and rising.

2014 Special Olympics fundraiser
Photograph taken by Danielle Coots

With the help of the Clinton-Massie Fire & Rescue Team, the plunge went forward, after being postponed from February 24th due to dangerously cold weather. Saturday the weather was much warmer but the icy lake remained. The Fire & Rescue department pushed the thick ice away to chisel out a swimming path for the plungers. They removed dangerous debris such as stumps, trash, etc. and then kept proper lookout for any mishaps.

Teams and individuals came together for a great time and cheered each other on for a great cause. Kicking off the main event, individuals and teams participated in a costume contest. Flying high were The Frozen Beavers, alongside Mr. Clean and Captain Planet as well as others.

Here is a listing of the top pledges going to the Special Olympics:

Individual pledges:

1) Jason Hall
2) Michael Gabrielson
3) John Moore

Team pledges:

1) The Frozen Beavers
2) Mooreheart
3) Team LeCI

Will you be a participant next year?

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