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Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Plunge King Scott Hildebrand (left) takes  the Plunge with members of his Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 team. (Soky.org) Plunge King Scott Hildebrand (left) takes the Plunge with members of his Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 team. (Soky.org)
BELLEVUE, KY (FOX19) -

One of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers will return to Bellevue February 7: The 2015 Kentucky-Ohio Polar Plunge.

FOX19 NOW's Denise Johnson will be hosting and participating in the event. She is raising money for the cause and all donations will go towards providing life-changing sports training and competition opportunities for Special Olympic participants. Click here to help Denise reach her goal.

The Polar Plunge works just like a Walk-a-Thon, but instead of walking, participants take a chilly dip into a pool that will be set up in the parking lot of Joe's Crab Shack.

Each "Polar Bear" participant can raise donations to take part, which is a minimum of $75 or $50 minimum for Junior Plungers, ages 6-18.

You can plunge on your own or with a group of friends. There will be prizes for the largest groups and top fundraisers. One lucky Polar Bear could also win a vacation!

Last year, the event set records for participants and dollars raised, as 885 people hit the pool, raising more than $181,000 for Special Olympics Programs in Kentucky and Ohio.

Join Denise Johnson and get freezin' for a reason. You can sign up here: http://soky.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1090641

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