Seattle Polar Plunge raises $107,000 for Special Olympics athletes

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SEATTLE -- Nearly 500 plungers, including 200 regional police officers, the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, and even Washington's Most Wanted host and Q13 News anchor David Rose braved the frigid waters at Seattle's Golden Gardens Park Saturday in support of Special Olympics Washington athletes.

The annual fundraiser raised $107,000.  Whether you plunge or not, if you register and raise at least $150, for any one of the seven upcoming Polar Plunge events by March 31, 2017, you’ll be entered to win a five-star 7-day Caribbean or Mexico ocean view cruise for two on Holland America Line, plus airfare.

The Polar Plunge series is one of the efforts organized by local law enforcement agencies throughout the state in support of Special Olympics Washington. Agencies that participated this year include

. Edmonds Police Department
· Fife Police Department
· King County Sheriff’s Office
· Mountlake Terrace Police Department
· Port of Seattle Police Department
· Redmond Police Department
· Renton Police Department
· Seattle Police Department
· Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
· University of Washington Police Department.

There are seven Polar Plunge events this year:

KENNEWICK - January 21st
SEATTLE - February 4th
WENATCHEE - February 11th
SPOKANE - February 18th
TACOMA February 25th
ANACORTES March 11th
REDMOND March 18th

For more information and to register for the upcoming Polar Plunge events, head to www.polarplungewa.org