All the money helps athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete for the Special Olympics.

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.

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Several deputies took part in the “Polar Pop,” which is this year’s fundraiser for Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Jeremy Stockdill)

It replaces the usual group event, The Polar Plunge, which was canceled this year because of the pandemic.

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“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.

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UPMC donated $10,000 for the deputies to do the pop.

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All the money helps athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete for the Special Olympics.