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Chris Hrapsky takes the Polar Plunge LIVE on KARE 11 Saturday!

Anchor Chris Hrapsky took a frigid dip to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Polar Plunge as he raised more than $500 before the end of KARE 11 Saturday.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — What's a guy like KARE 11 anchor Chris Hrapsky to do on a frigid Minnesota Saturday? Jump into an ice-cold backyard bath, of course!

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Chris pledged to take a dip in 30-degree water during the KARE 11 Saturday Morning Show in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Polar Plunge. But here's the catch: He had to raise $500 first.

Well, Chris raised over $5,000 before the end of the morning show, so he took the plunge LIVE on TV!

Want to support Chris? Click here to donate!

Money raised from Polar Plunges across the state will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota, which is celebrating 50 years in 2023.

The 2023 Polar Plunge season officially kicks off in White Bear Lake on Saturday. If you're ready to take the plunge yourself, click here to register an individual or team for one of the nearly two dozen upcoming events. Prefer to plunge at home? Click here to sign up for a virtual event.

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