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Rain Doesn't Dampen Polar Plungers' Spirits

A cold wet afternoon was shared by everyone, not just those who donned goofy costumes to plunge into the waters at Muskego Park during the fundraiser for Special Olympics.

It was raining, it was pouring, but all that aside, it was still the oddest display of costumed participants who braved the elements to take part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. 

Muskego Park was again the setting, and hundreds huddled in tents to stay dry or warm up after carefully treading over the ice on the park's swimming area. 

Most jumped on a three-count, holding hands for added courage, but came up generally screaming from the bracing cold of the water. Waiting firemen were also in the cut-out hole on the ice, and said the gear they had on kept them dry and warm.

The event raised more than $60,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin, provides people with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. The division 8 competition is also held at Muskego High School in spring.

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