Medford Polar Plunge raises more than $50K

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley’s bravest took the plunge on Saturday, raising over $50,000 for Special Olympics Oregon. More than 300 people, in teams and individually,  took the polar plunge at the Jackson Aquatic Center in Medford.

The event helps to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon. Event coordinator Holly Roberts said the community support is overwhelming.

“A lot of these, people they all have their own story of why they’re here,” Roberts said. “Some do it just for the excitement of it all, some do it because they know an athlete, or they’re an athlete themselves, but bottom line, when these people come out here, they’re inspired.”

Before the event began, there was a costume contest, as well as food vendors available. If you would like to donate, you still can online. For more information, click here.

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