At 10 o'clock today, on what is sure to be the coldest day of the week, several teams from Southwest Oklahoma will take the plunge to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. This event happens at Lawton Country Club's pool,4601 W. Gore.  Timing is certainly fitting as the nation watched the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics just last night.

William Dewberry from Sig-Tau Fraternity visited with KLAW this week about the jump.  He's made the plunge before and by his own description, 'It only sucks for a second!'.

Hear the interview here:

The Fundraising goal for SW Oklahoma's Special Olympics is $20,000.  By Thursday, they were about halfway there.  If you know someone about to take the plunge, here the Website where you can donate! [Click Here to Donate]

Making her first 'Plunge' today from MacArthur High School is Samantha RedElk. When asked why she would jump into freezing water, here's her response:

My decision to jump in the polar plunge wasn’t a difficult one to make. These kids make every day special, they inspire me daily and if I can do even the smallest of things for them it is the least I can do. It’s all for the kids. They are the most beautiful people inside and out and they show so much love for everyone they come into contact with. We could all learn alittle something from these kids. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for all the special kids I’ve come into contact with in my life.

If you would like to support Samantha [CLICK HERE]