Polar Plungers help raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota Saturday

The sunny skies helped mask a brisk March morning Saturday at Bde Maka Ska as people gathered to jump into icy waters to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.

The Polar Plunge, which took place on Thomas Beach in Minneapolis, was the site that saw teams of plungers brave the cold to raise money.

FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard, who has long championed Special Olympics Minnesota, hosted a team of 50 plungers Saturday, including a number of fellow FOX 9ers.

Together, his team raised more than $50,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota, all while they were dressed as Robins while Leonard donned a Batman costume.