Polar Bear Plunge raises $900K for Special Olympics

(AP) – Organizers of the Special Olympics Lewes Polar Bear Plunge raised $900,000, the largest amount in the event's 26-year history.

Media outlets report about 3,600 people participated in the event Sunday, plunging into 41-degree water at Rehoboth Beach.

Special Olympics Delaware spokesman Jon Buzby says the funds raised this year put the organization over the $10 million mark for funds raised for the Special Olympics. Buzby says the money collected remains in Delaware and provides the 4,000 Special Olympic athletes the opportunity to participate in 19 sports, all at no cost.

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