BREEZY POINT-More than $78,800 was raised by 327 people for Special Olympics Minnesota for the Brainerd Polar Plunge Saturday on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort.

"It takes courage, bravery and a little bit of crazy to be a Polar Plunger," a news release stated. "Plungers put it all on the line as they jump to frozen glory to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The funds raised benefit more than 8,200 (Special Olympics Minnesota) athletes as they train, compete and transform themselves, their communities and the world."

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Polar Plunges occur across the state of Minnesota. Participants may plunge as individuals or in teams. They are encouraged to wear costumes on the day of the plunge and are asked to take pledges from family and friends to raise money for the Special Olympics. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75.

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Photo Gallery - Polar Plunge 2018

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Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world, the release stated.