AUBURN – Special Olympics Nebraska completed its polar plunge season in Auburn Saturday with Gru and his Minions answering the call to Be Bold, Get Cold.
Donations for the Auburn event fell just short of $4,000, so the hat was passed to boost the total and get plungers to take a second dip. Even the despicable Gru was coaxed into a second plunge for the cause.
Katie Kellar said it is has been a good season.
Kellar: “We’ve had every kind of weather you can imagine. We’ve had one plunge postponed due to a blizzard at the western part of the state. We’ve had some warm ones and some really cold ones, so it’s been good.”
Out of the five plunges, which began Feb. 4, a total of $220,000 was raised.
Most plunges feature those willing to brave the cold running into lakes, but at Auburn, they jump into a pool of water freshly drawn from hydrants.
Nemaha County Sheriff Deputy Dan White said plans are already in progress for next year’s Southeast Nebraska Polar Plunge.