News 2 employees take a cold dip for a good cause in Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Hundreds of people braved chilly temperatures and cold water on Saturday to benefit Special Olympics Tennessee at the annual Music City Polar Plunge.

A record fundraising year brought in more that $155,000, with about 500 plungers jumping on 72 teams to fulfill the event’s motto, “Freezin’ for a Reason.”

Teams from all over Middle Tennessee participated in the event at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 24, sporting lots of different costumes. The top contributing teams also received prizes.

News 2 was honored to join the Brentwood Police Department for this year’s jump honoring Gabby Kennedy.

The Music City Polar Plunge is the year’s largest fundraiser for Special Olympics Tennessee, helping children and adults travel to various events.

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