Polar Plunge in White Bear Lake, Minn. raises $210K for Special Olympics

Hundreds of people made the leap into icy water in White Bear Lake on Saturday.

Saturday was a great day to take a dip. Well, at least if you were taking part in the Polar Plunge in White Bear Lake.

With high temps in the 30s for the day, conditions were perfect for hundreds of people to leap into icy water on Saturday, raking in a total of $210,000 for the fundraiser that benefits the Special Olympics Minnesota.

Among the participants helping raise money was FOX 9's Ian Leonard.

Saturday's plunge was the kick-off of the Polar Plunge season. Over the next 10 weeks, supporters hope to raise $4 million for the Special Olympics Minnesota.