PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is participating in the annual Polar Plunge with efforts to raise money for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
As of Jan. 31, they have raised $43,625, greatly contributing to the $425,000 goal. Police Chief Scott Schubert has raised the most for the “Freezin’ for a Reason” event with a total of $21,832.
Plungers raise a minimum of $50 to jump into freezing water to support around 20,000 Special Olympics athletes in Pennsylvania. Currently, participants have raised over $188,000.
The Pittsburgh Polar Plunge will take place on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Participants will gather at Heinz field for the event.