A group of people run out of a lake on a clear day. Water splashes around their legs.
Hundreds of people braved the frigid waters of Lake Acworth to raise money to support Georgia's Special Olympics. (Claire Becknell/Fresh Take Georgia)

At the 15th annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24, hundreds of people gathered at the edge of Lake Acworth to dive into frigid waters, all to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) athletes. 

Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions for over 17,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, SOGA relies on community donations to offer free year-round sports training. The Polar Plunge is the largest donation fundraising effort benefitting Special Olympics Georgia. 

In this video, Fresh Take Georgia’s Taylor Boysen reports from Lake Acworth.

Video edited and produced by Claire Becknell.

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