Locals participate in Polar Plunge Tulsa, Tahlequah to raise funds for Special Olympics Oklahoma

TULSA -- Dozens of brave souls plunged into freezing water at Big Splash Water Park -- all for a good cause.

The Polar Plunge is one of 11 fundraisers happening all across the state to raise $300,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma.

Many law enforcement agencies, like the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, took part in today's event in Tulsa.

More than 20 Tulsa police officers and the entire Tulsa Police Department academy class took part in the event.

Officers say they look forward to seeing the athletes take to medal stand during the Olympics.

“It's really all about the athletes. All the money we raise goes directly to the athletes to participate in the Special Olympics. That's really what it's all about.”

Organizers say today's warmer temperatures did heat the water a bit -- it was a balmy 40 degrees.

Another Polar Plunge took place in Tahlequah today at Arrowhead Resort. As of Wednesday, Sequoyah High School students, Cherokee Nation marshals and other participants had raised about $2,000 for Special Olympics.

If you would like to help, visit the Special Olympics website, sook.org

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