The annual Polar Plunge raised $56,713 in St. Joseph on Feb. 15.
More then 250 "plungers" took part in the event locally, kicking off the event with a parade of costumes. The water temperature was near freezing the day of the plunge.
The top group, Abby's Too Cool Krewe, brought in $8,679 for the fundraiser. The top individual, Mary Oyler, raised $8,122.37.
The money helps athletes take part in various events all year long through the Special Olympics of Missouri.