KENNEWICK, WA - The polar plunge is an annual fund raising event put on by the Tri-Cities law enforcement officers to benefit Special Olympics Washington.
More than 550 people took the plunge this year. Each person had to raise a minimum of $50 to take part.
"It really takes you by surprise. You don't know what to expect until you're under the water. You feel really heavy and it's all of a sudden," said Nichoulsa Reivoldt who took a plunge Saturday.
"It's an honor," explained Amber Faul who is a thankful Special Olympics athlete. "If they could experience what we get to do if they come and see us play, it's an honor."
The Tri-Cities has raised the most money of any polar plunge in the state for several years in a row now. The first numbers we are seeing from this year are showing more than $70,000 raised!