Polar Plunge raises $60,000 for Special Olympics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – More than $60,000 and counting was raised as more than 400 people jumped into freezing water at Lambert Field House Saturday morning.

“It’s a great event. It’s a whole lot of fun,” said Co-Chair of the Polar Plunge Lynne Noble. “We’ve got people there in the Navy ROTC is in there right now all having a great time to help the athletes of this area.”

The fundraiser is the largest of its kind for Special Olympics Indiana. Purdue was one of 12 sites in the state to raise awareness and funds for the organization this month. With the weekend’s total, Purdue raised more money than any other university in the state.

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