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Polar Plunge raises big money for Special Olympics again

Special Olympics Delaware

It was another successful year for the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge.

3,602 people rushed into the Atlantic Ocean from Rehoboth Beach Sunday afternoon for 26th annual edition of the event, raising $900,000 for Special Olympics Delaware. That's a record amount of money raised in the organization's biggest fundraiser.

That was also $80,000 more dollars raised and about 100 more participants than a year ago.

The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge has now brought in over $10 million for Special Olympics Delaware in its 26-year history.

And for the record, the air temperature was 52 degrees and the water temperature was 41 degrees at the time swimmers took the plunge.