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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

If it wasn't cold enough on Saturday morning, some Lake Area thrill seekers found a way to go from cool to freezing in just a matter of seconds. 

Lake Charles held its own version of the "Polar Plunge."

Nearly 20 brave souls braved the weather and took a dive into the waters behind L'auberge.

The event was organized by Special Olympics Louisiana and was one of several being held across the state on Saturday.

Registration fees and all money raised went toward the organization.

"Today, we are freezing for a reason. It's the first annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We have three in the state going on all today. One in Gonzales, one in Shreveport and one here," said Katie Bird, Director of Special Events.

"I've always wanted to do something special for the Special Olympics and I figured this might be the perfect opportunity to help and raise some money and give back to the organization," said Tre Stoma.

Special Olympics Louisiana offers year round programs for more than 13,000 children and adults in all 64 parishes.

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