Feb 13, 2014 11:27 PM by KBZK News
Swimming outdoors may not be ideal in February, but every President's day for the past 13 years, a growing number of people have taken an icy plunge to raise money for Special Olympics.
There's still time to jump in and take part in the 13th annual President's Plunge on Monday.
Anyone who who raises $100 or more for Special Olympics gets to take a dip.
Organizers say every year more people take the plunge and they're already on track to surpass the $40,000 raised last year.
Officer Peggy Ash has been a driving force behind the event since it started and says it's a privilege to help out Special Olympics.
"It's been so rewarding. This will go down as one of the most rewarding experiences of my law enforcement career," Ash said.
Special Olympics Athletes Alison and Jenny say, "It's fun and it's an experience and it's for a good cause."
What's the best part according to them?
"The hot tub."
The hot tub Alison was referring to, is a chance for plungers to warm up after jumping into water that's about 33 degrees.
The event takes place on Monday, February 17th at noon at the East Gallatin Recreation Area.
For information on how you can contribute to raising the funds and participate in this year's President's Plunge, click here.