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Special Olympics Polar Plunge is last of season

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hundreds of people jumped into frigid water at Eagle Creek Park for a good cause on Saturday morning.

The Eagle Creek Park Polar Plunge is the 15th and last one of the season.

Duchess Adjei, a member of the group organizing the event, called in to Daybreak on WISH-TV to discuss how to get involved in the Polar Plunge season.

There have been several Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunges over the last two months, each one targeted to raise awareness and funding for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“The Polar Plunge not only raises needed funds for Special Olympics athletes to train and compete year-round – the Plunge is a mechanism for hundreds of people who plunge to show off just how much they love the cause of Special Olympics,” shared Michael Furnish, President/CEO for Special Olympics Indiana.

The event was even more safe after Duke employee, Tom Ordway, worked with Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Wright Tree Service, Townsend Tree Service Co., Ace Tree Service and Green Arbor Tree Experts to clear out dead wood from the area that the Polar Plunge was scheduled.

For more information about Polar Plunge, click here.