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Annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge in Pueblo
Posted at 5:11 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 19:11:18-05

PUEBLO — Although it warmed up a bit Saturday, the high in Pueblo was still in the 50s.

Not exactly warm enough for a swim.

Despite the temperatures, a group of people took a plunge for a good cause at Lake Pueblo.

Saturday was the annual Polar Plunge, an event that raises money for the Special Olympics.

Participants said it's a fun a way to help an important organization and its athletes.

"It costs $250 to send someone through to the Special Olympics, to get them mentored in, so this is a great way to involve the community, get everyone involved, and to raise awareness because Special Olympics is a great cause," said participant, Nicholas Horn.

This year's event raised more than $200 thousand for Colorado's Special Olympic athletes.