Colorado Springs Polar Plunge raises $32,000 for Special Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Polar Plungers in Colorado Springs were “freezing for a reason” at Prospect Lake Saturday.

The plunge is the largest-grossing fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics, a year-round program that offers 22 sports at no charge to the athletes.

This year’s Polar Plungers, though, got a little bit of a break.

“It’s almost like solar plunge instead of polar plunge,” Jan Radnoti of Special Olympics Colorado said. “The weather is just fabulous. It doesn’t mean the water won’t be cold.”

The Colorado Springs plunge raised $32,000. That money will go back to Special Olympics athletes right here in our community.

A plunge was held in Pueblo at the beginning of the month. It raised $18,000.

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