Top Stories

10th annual Pittsburgh Polar Plunge sets fundraising record

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.

You can customize your WPXI News App to receive Allegheny County news alerts. CLICK HERE to find out how.

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.

Watch the video above for the full story.