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"Polar Plungers" brave icy waters to raise more than $10,000 for Special Olympics Nebraska

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Its the middle of winter, and the last thing you probably would consider doing is jumping into a half-frozen lake, but that's exactly what dozens of people did Saturday morning in the 2014 Polar Plunge.

The water was freezing, and some of their costumes were humiliating, but it was all for a good cause.

The Polar Plunge is a bone-chilling event to help raise money Special Olympics Nebraska.

The brave men and women who plunged into the water at Riverside Park this morning collectively raised more than $10,000 dollars for the organization.

Scottsbluff County Sheriff Mark Overman, who was one of the first  ‘Plungers' into the icy waters, says this year was one to top them all.

"This is an incredible turnout, just incredible. I love seeing it, it's a party atmosphere and more people than we've ever had. People are just having a ball down here, and its for a great cause, the special Olympics, and its really fun," Overman said.

The Nebraska Trucking Company took the title from the Next Young Professionals for top money raising team this year.

Team NTC raised a little over $2,000 dollars for the cause.

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