By: Patrick Damp / KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The sun was out but the temperature dropped on Saturday as hundreds of people froze to death for some reason at Heinz Field.
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Several law enforcement teams, schools and other organizations participated in the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge, jumping into ice-cold pools in support of the Special Olympics.
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Organizers say they are delighted with the results.
“This is an incredible event for us, this is our biggest polar plunge in the state,” said Matt Aaron, President and CEO of Special Olympics Pennsylvania. “Last night we passed the $400,000 mark, we were at $420,000 and climbing. We will hit our target of $450,000. ”
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Join the fun, be our very own PTL Team! With Heather Abraham in a shark gown, Ron Smiley in a Pittsburgh Penguin sweater, and Daisy Jade joining them, they’ve taken the leap!
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/26/pittsburgh-polar-plunge-north-shore/ ‘Freeze for a reason:’ Hundreds of people plunged into the poles on the North Coast – CBS Pittsburgh