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Participants chill for a cause at Louisville Polar Plunge 2020

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a group of people standing in front of a building: Louisville’s Polar Plunge invited participants back to the Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road Saturday to take a dip in a cold pool for a charitable cause. © Provided by WAVE Louisville Louisville’s Polar Plunge invited participants back to the Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road Saturday to take a dip in a cold pool for a charitable cause.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - After debuting at its new home last year, Louisville’s Polar Plunge invited participants back to the Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road Saturday to take a dip in a cold pool for a charitable cause.

a group of people posing for the camera: This year, around 700 participants took a dip in the pool to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky. © Provided by WAVE Louisville This year, around 700 participants took a dip in the pool to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.

The event was previously held in the Ohio River, but was moved last year due to weather and water conditions.

This year, around 700 participants took a dip in the pool set up outside the Shelbyville Road Texas Roadhouse to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.

Each participant raises money as they plunge to support athletes in the Special Olympics, providing training and competition opportunities, health screenings and community building programs.

a sign on the side of the pool: Last year, more than $430,000 was raised by Polar Plungers in the state of Kentucky, and have raised more than $8.5 million in the 22-year history of the event. © Provided by WAVE Louisville Last year, more than $430,000 was raised by Polar Plungers in the state of Kentucky, and have raised more than $8.5 million in the 22-year history of the event.

Last year, more than $430,000 was raised by Polar Plungers in the state of Kentucky, and have raised more than $8.5 million in the 22-year history of the event.

So far this year, over $130,000 was raised in the Louisville Polar Plunge. Donations are still being accepted for Special Olympics Kentucky by visiting the Louisville Polar Plunge website.

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