Thousands raise money for Special Olympics during Polar Plunge

ANCHORAGE, Ak. (WTNH) — With just days until the Winter Solstice, it’s no surprise the weather in Anchorage, Alaska isn’t exactly beach-ready.

However, that didn’t stop hundreds of Alaskans from taking a dip into Goose Lake on Saturday, all for a good cause.

It was the ninth annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser for Special Olympics Alaska.

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More than 1,800 “plungers” signed up to jump into the freezing water this year.

In total, the participants raised more than $300,000.

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