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Bloomington takes the plunge for Special Olympics Illinois

Over 1000 people came out to take a quick dip in the Miller Park Lake Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

Each participant raised at least $100 dollars for the cause, with no fundraising limit.

Teams from Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University took the plunge, among with countless others.

According to Polar Plunge officials, Bloomington’s plunge is the largest one out of 23 that happen in the state of Illinois.

“Well it just shows the reach that Special Olympics has and the impact that it has on our community. Really, it’s a testament to our athletes, just how they impact our community and how they touch everyone out there,” Bloomington Plunge Director John May said.

May said plungers raised around $160,000 before any of them got into the lake.

Stephanie Rodriguez

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