1300 'plunge' in frigid Ohio River waters for Special Olympics

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 23 at 10:07 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than 1300 people jumped into the frigid waters of the Ohio Saturday morning to support a special cause.

For 5 years, Special Olympics of Kentucky hosted the Polar Plunge held at the Tumbleweed on the waterfront.

Reporter Angie Fenton from WHAS11 was among those who took the plunge because it holds a special place in her heart.

“Special Olympics has meant something for me. I have a sister and growing up in a small town in Michigan; if we would have had an organization there then life would have been different for her. She wouldn’t have a sit on the sidelines,” Fenton said. “This is a fun kind of crazy, easy way to support an organization that really means a lot to me.”

The Louisville Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Kentucky.

Last year’s event raised more than $350,000.
 

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