Plungers dip into frigid waters to raise money for Special Olympics

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As a way to raise money for the Iowa Special Olympics, dozens of brave souls dunked themselves in frigid waters.

The 7th annual Polar Plunge took place at West Lake in Davenport on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Plunge groups worked to raise money for the Iowa Special Olympics. Prizes were given to teams who raised the most money and were best dressed.

“It’s a great fundraiser,” said Lindsay Eastin, LETR Event Coordinator. “We do 13 throughout the state so it brings a lot of awareness to Special Olympics.”

Donations will go to the athletes to help them train and compete in over 20 events during the year.

Teams that participated in Saturday’s plunge include the Iowa State Patrol, the Scott County Attorney’s Office, and local police and fire departments.

Eastin said they expected to raise over $10,000.