Leaping into Auburn’s 8th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
WLTZ SPORTS ANCHOR LARISSA LISKA JUMPS INTO 41 DEGREE WATER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES
The 8th Annual Polar Plunge began 9 a.m. with temperatures at 41 degrees Saturday morning, and 70 participants made the daring leap into frigid waters in the Samford Pool to support Lee County Special Olympics.
Money raised from the event goes toward program costs and travel expenses for athletes and their families. WLTZ Sports Anchor Larissa Liska took the plunge, as well as Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and the Auburn High School girls and boys soccer teams.
Most participants wore costumes, and a participant dressed up as Auburn Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl took the top prize. This event is one of the largest fundraising events for the Lee County Special Olympics.