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Polar Plunge supports Special Olympic athletes

Hundreds of people were Freezing for a Reason at Purdue's Lambert Field house.

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 6:37 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2018 7:17 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hundreds of people were Freezing for a Reason at Purdue's Lambert Field house. The Polar Plunge helps support the Indiana special Olympics.

More than 1,300 athletes will benefit from the event. People jumped into pools of cold water to support the cause.

West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski and West Lafayette Fire Chief Tim Heath said they love competing any chance they get.

"It gets a little heated and we like the heat in the fire service so that's where we shine," said Heath.

"It's for a good cause, a great competition between the police and fire department every year and we're going to continue that for years to come," said Dombkowski. 

Many community organizations and organizations from Purdue took part.

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