LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – More than 1,200 people took part in the polar plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky Saturday morning.
This was the event's sixth year at the Tumbleweed location at 1201 River Road in Louisville and the first time the Plunge has been held in March.
Because of high water in the Ohio River participants took the Plunge into pools set up in the amphitheater near Tumbleweed.
Last year's event raised more than $300,000 and this year's Plunge is expected to top $300,000 for the fifth consecutive year.
All proceeds from the Polar Plunge benefit Special Olympics Kentucky to provide sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults in the state with intellectual disabilities.
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