2018 Polar Plunge

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.(WTAP)- The rain didn't stop some brave souls as they took a plunge into freezing water on a February afternoon.

The annual Polar Plunge took place at Point Park.

Plungers dressed in all types of costumes as they hit the frigid water to raise money for Special Olympics of West Virginia.

Polar Plunge participant for numerous years, John Corbett, says, “It’s just so nice that we and many others can get together once a year and jump into a frigid pool so that we can provide some valuable programming to those who need it. And I’ve seen them compete over the years and they just have a blast. And it’s so nice that this community comes together to make sure they can have these opportunities.”

Wtap's very own Julie Dunphy joined in on the fun along with many others in the community.

The money raised will go towards the Special Olympics’ annual events.

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