"Freezin' for a Reason:" Record high temperature as folks plunged for Special Olympics

MILWAUKEE -- A record high temperature of 61 degrees in Milwaukee on Sunday, February 28th may have helped those taking part in the Milwaukee County Zoo's "Polar Plunge."

More than 300 people showed up to take part in the second annual "Freezin' for a Reason" event.

The plunge raises money for Special Olympics.

The proceeds go towards covering the costs of performing with Special Olympics, including uniforms and transportation.

Some plungers were happy it wasn't freezing.

"We probably got the best Saturday, Sunday of the entire winter. It reminds me of an 80 degree March about three years ago -- but it's well over 50 degrees today and if it was below freezing, it'd be quite miserable," one plunger said.

The nice weather was sure to have had an impact on turnout.

"Freezin' for a Reason" officials surpassed their goal.

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