By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The brutally cold temperatures really added to the phrase, “Freezing for a Reason,” for Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning.READ MORE: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic
Several deputies took part in the “Polar Pop,” which is this year’s fundraiser for Special Olympics Pennsylvania.
It replaces the usual group event, The Polar Plunge, which was canceled this year because of the pandemic.
“It’s almost redemptive for us to go out and brings some laughs, and at the same time, raise some money,” Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen said.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Adding More Appointments
WATCH: Pittsburgh Police Chief Takes Part In Polar Pop Too —
UPMC donated $10,000 for the deputies to do the pop.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Flu Activity Across State Remains Low
All the money helps athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete for the Special Olympics.