Hundreds to brave cold waters in Polar Plunge Saturday

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Hundreds of people will take a leap into frigid waters for the 5th annual Macomb Polar Plunge this weekend to benefit Special Olympics.

The plunge will take place Saturday in the corner of Q-Lot outside of Western Hall in a large swimming pool. Plunger registration will begin at 4 P.M. with the plunge kicking off at 5 P.M.

Participants had to raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

You can register at the event or online at plungeillinois.com

Organizers said plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raised. By raising the minimum of $100, plungers will receive an official plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. Organizers said other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels.