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Dozens take plunge for good cause

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-Young, old, and everyone in between took part in the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma Saturday afternoon in Lawton.

Participants who raised a minimum of $75 took part in the 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lawton Country Club pool. Participant 19-year-old Emily Smith says she plays basketball in the Special Olympics, which is why she came out Saturday to support such a great cause.

"The Special Olympics is like my family," Smith said.

The Lawton Police Department and the Lawton Fire Department where at the plunge, among other community supporters taking part in the fundraising.

Lawton police officer Daniel Hallagin says this is a cause near and dear to his heart, because his oldest son has Down syndrome.

"It is all about having fun. I mean he loves coming out every year and it is just a blast to him. I think it is fun for everybody and a great opportunity to help out," said Hallagin.

This event helps to promote the Special Olympics and its cause of empowering individuals to achieve their dreams. This is the 7th year that the Polar Bear Plunge has been held in Lawton.

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