People set to take part in polar plunge Saturday

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Updated: 2/22 12:37 pm Published: 2/22 10:44 am

Over 150 people are set to jump into freezing cold water Saturday morning.

Today marks the 13th annual polar plunge to benefit the Special Olympics.

One of the sponsors is the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police. Many officers and cadets took the plunge.

FOX23 morning anchors Ron Terrell and Michelle Linn emceed the event this year.

Registration began at 10 a.m. at Big Splash Water park and the plunge took place at 11.

It was $75 to take the plunge and all of that money stays in Oklahoma to support the Special Olympics.

More than $20,000 was raised, which is a record.

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris won oldest plunger. Korynn Sample won youngest plunger.

The top fundraiser was Michael Turner, who raised $1,460. The top fundraiser group award went to Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, which raised $7,209.

The water at today's event was 40 degrees.

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Unwashed Mass - 2/24/2014 10:51 AM
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The Gods-eye-view from a helicopter was a nice touch.

Mayor Maynot - 2/22/2014 5:19 PM
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Good for them
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