'Polar plungers' take icy dip for charitable cause
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 00:34
Feb. 22 - Dozens of 'polar plungers' take dip in frigid Illinois waters to raise money for the Special Olympics. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Some 43 'polar plungers' braved the elements and jumped into the icy waters of Lake Michigan on Friday.
A back hoe was reportedly used to cut through two feet of ice in order for them to take the plunge.
It took place at the Northwestern University North Beach in Evanson, Illinois.
They jumped in not once, but 24 times in 24 hours, all in the name of raising money for the Special Olympics Illinois.
It seems to have been worth braving the cold. Their fundraiser brought in more than $160,000.
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