Morgantown Polar Plunge Benefits Special Olympics West Virginia


Dozens of people plunged into the frigid waters of the Monongahela River Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, and all for a good cause.

Groups put together their best costumes to take part in the Special Olympics West Virginia Polar Plunge.

Each participant had to raise a minimum of $50 to take the plunge.The money generated enables thousands of Special Olympics West Virginia athletes to have opportunities for year-round sports training and competition. 

“We were fortunate enough today to just have a nice group of folks come out today to hit the cold water on behalf of Special Olympics West Virginia. It means a lot to our organization when folks not only give their time and  their funds. But also give a little bit of their soul and spirit to an event like this and I think everybody that was here today had a blast,” said John Corbett, Special Olympics West Virginia. 

Morgantown is where the very first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics West Virginia took place twelve years ago. 

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