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Organizers: 10th Annual Greenbrier Polar Bear Plunge a success

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ANTHONY CREEK, W. Va (WVVA)-- The 10th Annual Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge was the largest yet, said Roger Lockridge, Program Coordinator at the Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC) in Lewisburg.

The plunge raises money each year for the CYAC in order to spread awareness about child abuse.

126 "plungers" made it out to Anthony Creek in the Monongahela National Forest to dive into the 36-degree water for the cause.

"This was an amazing turnout," Lockridge said. "Every year it just gets bigger and better."

Lockridge said there were an estimated 1300 people in attendance, including spectators, plungers, and volunteers.

To view WVVA's story about the 10th Annual Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge, click here.

"This has been the most successful one... This year it just kind of blew everybody away," Lockridge added. "We were just so humbled by all the support."

The plunge raised more than $17,000, and the final totals still aren't in.

"Any and all support we get is going to be amazing," he said, "but this $17,000 is going to go a long, long way toward directly working to end child abuse."

Lockridge said the money will be used for training, therapy, and other services the CYAC provides to aid in their fight against child abuse.

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