VIDEO: Polar Plunge Raises $25K for Special Olympics

Winnipeggers who weren’t afraid to get a little wet braved the cold temperatures on Saturday for the Manitoba Polar Plunge.

The first annual event saw 120 participants take the plunge into icy cold water in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. Law enforcement agencies from across the province, as well as members of the general public, came out to take part in the event, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Hot tubs were available to plungers immediately after taking their dips in the parking lot of Investors Group Field.

Organizers say the event raised over $25,000 and that they hope to have it again next year.

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