Freezin' for a Reason

LAKE MURRAY (WACH) - While most of us are trying to thaw out after our winter storm, some brave people are jumping into a freezing lake.

But it's for a great cause.

The Lake Murray Polar Plunge was put on for the second year by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina.

They say they were "Freezin for a Reason", and that's completely true.

Many dressed up in fun costumes and donated $50 before jumping into the lake.

The money helps fund and develop programs right here in South Carolina.

It also helps some Special Olympics athletes travel to New Jersey this summer for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

150 plungers came to take part in the event, including Troy Crump, the Chapin Chief of Police.

There was also a group who jumped in honor of Joe Pellci, a Richland County Sheriff's Deputy who just passed away from cancer.

Overall, the event raised a whopping $30,000.