PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police officers raised more than $100,000 for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday in the 2019 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge and Festival.
Congrats to @PghPoliceChief Schubert & the @PghPolice Polar Plunge team for raising over $100K for the @SpecialOlympiPA this year.
That water is icy! But the team of super plungers will jump in 24 times today outside Heinz Field. (They started at 7 am!) pic.twitter.com/629LQSsxv9
— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) February 23, 2019
More than 1,500 participants jumped into cool waters in support of nearly 20,000 Special Olympics athletes, raising more than $425,000, according to the polar plunge website.
The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge and Festival had activities and entertainment, including: free food, warm beverages, unified sports, and indoor and outdoor games.