7th annual Polar Plunge to benefit WV Special Olympics held in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP)- The 7th annual Polar Plunge for West Virginia Special Olympics was held Saturday at Point Park Marketplace.

Close to 50 people took the plunge into a pool while wearing elaborate costumes. Event organizers say that they love visiting the Mid-Ohio Valley because of the enthusiasm and support for the event.

“We are bringing in money and awareness for our athletes across the state. The money is coming back to Special Olympics West Virginia, we’re turning it around, putting it back into your community having county activity, county sports, state wide sports and national events. That’s why we’re making it possible for those with intellectual disabilities,” Allyson Carr, Director of Special Events for Special Olympics West Virginia.

Event organizers say that events like this can raise over $10,000.