People in Grand Forks take a Polar PlungeGrand Forks, ND (WDAZ TV) - Some brave people in Grand Forks plunged into freezing water to raise money for a good cause.
By: Melanie Orlins, WDAY
Some brave people in Grand Forks plunged into freezing water to raise money for a good cause. Proceeds will go to Special Olympics of North Dakota.
"I am very cold...omg ahhhhh"
It was a mere 10-degrees outside when the first person took the plunge, but the water temperature...well was well below zero.
"This water is so cold"
Malika Carter – Plunger: "It was the coldest experience of my life."
Some people were so cold they were speechless.
"Yeah very very cold, gibberish."
For others the cold water reminded them of why they're plunging.
Westin Bowker - Plunger: "A lot of times people think that students don't care about things outside of school, it’s a great way to raise money and show that helping people out can be fun too."
More than 70 people plunged in support of Special Olympics.
"It's a little colder than Hawaiian water."
Many dressed from head to toe in costumes.
Jim Fagerholt - Plunger: "I am Gene Roebuck of 1970, disco party time Gene."
Unfortunately, his creative costume didn't protect him from the plunge.
Jim Fagerholt - Plunger: "I just went into shock; I couldn't even talk when I got out."
But if you're too scared to do the plunge, there's someone here that's too chicken as well. Although most folks weren't scared, and already have it marked on their calendars next year.
Malika Carter – Plunger: "Really glad that I had a chance to be a part of it, because I think it's a little big life changing."
Westin Bowker - Plunger: "I'll definitely be coming back."
The plunge is expected to raise about 20-thousand dollars.