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KOTA Territory residents participate in freezing fundraiser

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Call them crazy.  Call them adventure seekers.  Either way, they're taking the plunge.
The banks of the North Platte River were crowded this morning as people gathered for the annual Polar Plunge.

More than 80 people participated in this year's freezing fundraiser.

Among those toughing the chilly water  was a group of Scotts Bluff police officers who call themselves The Juggernauts of Justice.

The group of law enforcement officers donned funny outfits as they gasped for air in the freezing river.

Scottsbluff Sheriff, Mark Overman, says it's wonderful to see the community coming together for a good cause.
"We don't use any of the money to help create this," says Overman.  "Everything is donated.  And we have such tremendous response from this community and from everybody that we ask to help.  It's just a great thing."
The Polar Plunge is run on donations and by volunteers so 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Special Olympic Games.


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