Do the Polar Plunge without traveling to Virginia Beach

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 18:47:09-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, looks a little different in 2021.

Due to the pandemic, organizers have encouraged participants to take a virtual plunge instead of traveling in a big group to Virginia Beach to brave the cold Atlantic Ocean.

As part of the CBS 6 Gives program, Jon Burkett met with Jim Fitzgerald to learn more and donate to the effort.

Both men were later drenched by a Henrico Firetruck.

Funds raised will support 23,000 Special Olympics athletes.

And don’t forget to document your plunge and post to social media using the #PlungeYourWay.

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