Every February, people willingly run into the icy cold waters of Holmes Lake. Crazy? Yes. But it’s a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
“We do these across the state,” CEO of Special Olympics, Carolyn Chamberlin said. “We have a couple of large state events that happen in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.”
The Special Olympics partners with local law enforcement organizations to help organize events like the Polar Plunge. Members of Lincoln Fire and Rescue were there to help in case anyone went into to shock from the cold water.
Luckily Saturday’s weather was more pleasant than previous plunges, which required scraping of ice from the lake in previous years.