Braving ice-cold water for a good cause in Yakima

Braving ice-cold water for a good cause in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The cold weather Saturday morning didn't stop hundreds in Yakima from braving the elements and jumping into freezing water for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

The event was hosted by law enforcement agencies across the state. Participants jumped into the pond at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. As the event stated, they were "Freezin' for a Reason," and happy to be there.

"Special Olympics, definitely give some donations," said Enrique Andilla, a Yakima ROTC student. "Very cold, it's freezing, it's like jumping into ice."

"And, it's a lot of fun watching everybody jump in; just the expression is worth it," said James Scott, Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy.

All participants raised a minimum of $50. Proceeds go to Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes across the state.