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Polar Bear Plunge Held At Percy Priest Lake

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hundreds of Middle Tennesseans braved cold water and chilly temperatures to help out a good cause.

They stripped down to their bathing suits and jumped into Percy Priest Lake Saturday. It was the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge.

The event benefits Special Olympics Tennessee.

Event organizer Adam Germek said it was a fun way to involve the community and raise much-needed funds.

"This is one of our largest fund-raisers for the year, and we're just so thrilled to have all these individuals and teams coming out the raise money. People make donations on their behalf, and they fund-raiser for Special Olympics to help fuel the program for another year," said Germek.

The water was cold, although technically it wasn't freezing. Organizers said it was just a frigid 41 degrees.

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