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More than 100 People Participate in Polar Plunge

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) -- Swimming certainly doesn't sound appealing in this winter weather, but that didn't stop dozens of people from braving the freezing water temps Saturday to help a great cause.

Nearly 140 people including several members of our 6 News team took the Polar Plunge in Jackson County Saturday morning.

It took place on Clark Lake and was all to raise money and awareness for the Michigan Special Olympics.

"If me jumping into a frozen lake gives someone the opportunity to do one day or one thing in the summer that makes them feel empowered, makes them feel like I am as good as everybody else that it's a small gesture," said Officer Jeff Reasoner, a member of the MDOC Jackson Emergency Response Team.

Those who took the plunge raised more than $23,000 dollars. That money will help the year-round sports training for almost $20,000 Special Olympic athletes.

Tare still more plunges scheduled this winter. If you'd like to jump in on the fun click on the "Seen on 6 icon." More information is located there.

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