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STAR CITY -

The winter weather doesn't seem warm enough for most of us to go for a swim but brave souls, including some form WBOY, jumped into the 38 degree water of the Monongahela River Saturday for the Polar Plunge.

The day started off with a costume contest at the Star City Marina. Contestants dressed up as everything from fish bait to Alvin and the Chipmunks.

This event raises money for Special Olympics West Virginia.

"The goal is to raise as much money as possible for Special Olympics West Virginia," said Janet Scarcelli, the Polar Plunge Chair and volunteer for the Special Olympics West Virginia. "All of the money goes to underwrite the year round competitions, games and training experiences for individual athletes throughout West Virginia that have intellectual disabilities."

The event had prizes for the individual and group who raised the most money and also for best costume.