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.