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Snow didn’t keep plungers from freezin’ for a reason

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The Diva Fairies squeal as they leap from the icy surface of the lake as a part of the Eau Claire Polar Plunge on Sunday.  ©2016 Cheyenne Wolfe

The Diva Fairies squeal as they leap from the icy surface of the lake as a part of the Eau Claire Polar Plunge on Sunday. ©2016 Cheyenne Wolfe

The Diva Fairies squeal as they leap from the icy surface of the lake as a part of the Eau Claire Polar Plunge on Sunday. ©2016 Cheyenne Wolfe


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By Cheyenne Wolfe and Riley Schmidt

Wisconsin hosts more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes, and national events like the Polar Plunge help fund these athletes and programs.
On Sunday, more than 600 plungers raised $150,000 for Special Olympics.

Josh Stringer was one of only three to earn the title “super plunger” by raising $1000 and jumping into the lake not once, but five times.

Director of Development, Karen Kraus, said that this year’s event was the smoothest they have ever had, despite the weather reaching around 60 degrees the day before.

“It’s for the Special Olympics,” Stringer said. “I have a passion for working with individuals with special needs.”

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