PITTSBURGH — Thousands of people took a plunge into ice-cold water in sub-freezing temperatures Saturday for a good cause.
The 10th annual Pittsburgh Polar Plunge raised money for the Special Olympics.
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The participants started things off by jumping into a pool of cold water, repeating it 24 times over 12 hours.
This year more than 1,500 people took part in the plunge, and it was a record-breaker – raising close to $600,000 for the Special Olympics athletes in Pennsylvania.
Channel 11 learned over the last 10 years, the Polar Plunge has brought in $4 million.
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