Plunging for a good cause

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Dozens of people took advantage of Sunday’s warm weather to jump in to freezing cold water for a good cause.

The Edge Pub and Eatery on Lake Wissota held its fourth annual Polar Plunge Sunday afternoon.

Jumpers for several different organizations plunged in the water to raise money for the charity of their choice.

One pair of jumpers made the cold leap to raise money for a rehabilitation computer program for the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association.

“It’s cognitive brain training when people rehab from strokes and it makes them better in hockey,” Janet McDonough said.

A group of six National Guard members also braved the cold to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“It’s just a way to give back to soldiers hurt while giving back to our country that were hurt over there this is our way to give,” Sgt. Casey Guibord said.

In total 32 jumpers were able to raise more than $3,300 for their charities of choice.

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