NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The rain didn’t stop the annual Music City Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Tennessee Saturday morning at Nissan Stadium, which has raised more than $100,000!
The event motto was “Freezin’ for a Reason” as teams and individuals jumped into the cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Tennessee athletes on Saturday, Feb. 25.
This year, News 2 personalities joined the Brentwood Police team, known as “Cooper’s Cops” in honor of Assistant Police Chief Jim Colvin’s son, Cooper.
Even News 2 anchor Hayley Wielgus — who currently serves as the chairperson of the Special Olympics Tennessee Board of Directors — took the plunge into the chilly pool Saturday morning.
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In addition, prizes were given for the most money raised and best costumes.
According to the event website, the Music City Polar Plunge 2023 has already raised about $113,900, surpassing its original goal of $110,000. If you still want to make a donation to the cause, follow this link.