Polar Plunge in Muskegon Benefits Special Olympics [Video]
When you've had 100 inches of snow and haven't seen 30 degrees in weeks, jumping into a frozen lake doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
Nearly 500 costumed Special Olympics supporters jumped into Muskegon Lake on Saturday.
Costumed jumpers were judged on their jumps and their costumes.
Thousands of dollars were raised in the process.
WZZM 13 reports:
474 costumed participants jumped into Muskegon Lake at Fricano's in the 19 degree weather. Individuals and teams have been raising money through pledges, which will help local special olympics athletes in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties.
Organizers say $60,000 dollars has already been raised.