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Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics 2018

People enjoy the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Nathan Cape, front, of Pueblo, runs out of the 39-degree water after he and his friends Tracy Benton, back, and Jean Collier, not shown, participated in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. ÒThe frogs make it all possible. This frog makes it possible to jump in that cold water. ItÕs not a flotation device but itÕll make us look that much cooler when we jump in,Ó Cape said. Cape is the Regional Director of Southern Colorado for Aventa Credit Union and part of Aventa Cares and their group raised "about $350 dollars." (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Members of the Teller County Law Enforcement, many who were wearing their uniforms jump into the 39-degree water as they participate in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's office, wearing red jumpsuits, jump into the 39-degree water as they are the first ones to participate in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Sheriff's office was the top fundraising team this year. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The second wave of the Optum Plungers Blue Dragons team run towards the water during the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jean Collier Nathan Cape and Tracy Benton, from left to right, pose for a portrait before the start of the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Members of the SE Golden YAC's, the 4th top fundraising team, make their way out of the water at the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Two members of MGA: Home Health Care tackle one and other in the water after they participated in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The first wave of the Optum Plungers Blue Dragons team run towards the water during the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Members of the Knights of Columbus emerge after running into the 39-degree water during the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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A member of MGA: Home Health Care runs out of the water wearing a Dory hat after participating in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday March 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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