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BEAVER, Pa. (KDKA) – The seventh annual Beaver County Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania was held at Bridgewater Landings Marina on Saturday.

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Local law enforcement members played a big part in this year’s plunge by jumping in the river and “freezin’ for a reason” in support of Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes.

Participants of all ages jumped into the Beaver River with a minimum pledge of $50.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Some participants also chose to register for the event as a “Too Chicken to Plunge” participant.

The Beaver County Polar Plunge was presented by the IBEW Local 712 and the Edwin D. Hill Charitable Trust.

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Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round training and competition in 21 Olympic-type sports and three emerging sports to nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities.