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Rapid City Polar Plunge a huge success

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Hundreds of people willingly dove into icy waters Saturday, all to help raise money for a good cause.
 
More than 220 brave divers dressed up or down to take the plunge into freezing water to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Tessa Mitchell, Director of the event says this year turned out to be one of the best.

"Amazing. There are so many people that came, I haven't seen this many people and that was the most plungers we've had in a long time. It was awesome to see everyone out here and how they do this for a good cause," says Mitchell.

For some plungers, the freezing fundraiser has special meaning.

Kristine Forrest has an 8 year old son who participates in the Special Olympics.

 
"He's 8 years old, his name is Zane, and he's an athlete for Special Olympics. And he is so cool, he really is the coolest kid ever. It's so cool as a mother to be able to do this, because the money helps everyone in our area and it's just so cool."
 
Last year the Polar Plunge raised more than $38,000 dollars, this year they shattered that goal, raising more than $43,900 dollars.

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