KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Dozens took the plunge Sunday afternoon into a freezing outdoor pool.
It was all part of the first-ever Polar Plunge in Knoxville.
Nine teams dressed up in costumes like hillbillies, pirates, even superheroes. They jumped into the pool at the U.T. Aquatic Center.
Everyone participating raised money for their teams, and all of it is going towards the Special Olympics.
Carrie Hopper, the event co-chair says,
"It's just a great opportunity to raise more money and make people aware because a lot of people appreciate Special Olympics, but they don't know how to get involved or how to donate."
The event raised more than 25-hundred dollars for the Special Olympics.
The team that raised the most was our own from WVLT.