Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting Children’s Charities of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC  (WOLO)- Dozens of South Carolinians braved the winter weather on Saturday for the Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Carolina.

Divers paid $5- $10 to participate in the chilly event, which raised money for the Children’s Charities of the Midlands.

Participants had a chance to compete in several contest that included: Best Individual, Best Team, Oldest Polar Bear, Youngest Polar Bear and more.

“It’s a great time,” plunger, John Depaoli said. “Everybody comes out here and its a real community sort of event and really fun. I see many people over and over again.”

 Divers warmed up with coffee and hot chocolate. They also were rewarded with pizza and donuts.
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