'Freezin' for a Reason' event raises money, awareness for Special Olympics North Dakota

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Mike Dezion, an 8th grade student at Schroeder Middle School takes the plunge at this years "Freezin' for a Reason" Polar Plunge event. (Adam Kurtz/ Grand Forks Herald)

More than 200 people gathered at Choice Health and Fitness on Saturday, Feb. 22, to cheer on participants in the 13th annual Polar Plunge, a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics North Dakota.

This year's event was called "Freezin' for a Reason" and was organized by local law enforcement. Nearly 80 people took the plunge into a tank of frigid water on a sunny Saturday that saw the temperature hit the low 30s.

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Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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