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Cold for a cause. Polar Plunge raises nearly $80,000

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Erik Flowers, sergeant at the Crow Wing County jail, shows off his inner superhero at the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Pelican Lake Saturday, March 2. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 2 / 6
Frandsen Bank & Trust had a large team of eager jumpers make their way to Pelican Lake.3 / 6
Jerry Barthel, left, of Brainerd prepares to make his 20th jump at the Polar Bear Plunge alongside Breezy Point officer Josef Garcia. Garcia made the icy leap five times at the event on Saturday, March 2. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 4 / 6
After jumping in, most of the 330 jumpers at the Polar Plunge were quick to get out of the freezing waters and back into the tent.5 / 6
While many plungers were in and out of the water as quickly as possible, others made it their goal to make the biggest splash they could. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 6 / 6

With an air temperature hovering around 10 degrees, 330 jumpers decided that wasn't cold enough as they leapt into the frigid waters of Pelican Lake as part of the annual Polar Plunge at Breezy Point Resort on Saturday, March 2.

Plungers from across the state found themselves at the resort for the chance to brave the icy depths in a fundraising effort for Minnesota's Special Olympians.

In total, the jumpers raised $78,834, which will cover costs for everything from event medals to transportation costs to send athletes to the Special Olympics USA Games.

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KLICK! Photo Gallery - Breezy Point Polar Bear Plunge - March 2, 2019

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