DENNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – People in one Cape Cod town braced the frigid winter waters and air temperatures Sunday to raise money for a good cause.
About 40 people took part in the Cape Cod Marine Corps League’s first annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser. State Representative Steven Xiarhos was among the group who braved 28-degree weather at Glendon Road Beach in Dennis. Xiarhos, who led plungers and onlookers in a pledge of allegiance before hitting the water, added that it is important to honor the members of the military for their sacrifices.
“It’s a great way to come together,” he said. “It’s very patriotic and I think that’s important.”
Kevin Vaguely of the Cape Cod Marine Corps League’s Detachment 125 said all the funds raised from the plunge will stay in the region.
“We raise money for scholarships for high school kids, service dogs for veterans and just to help out veterans in need.”
Proceeds will also go towards equine therapy for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the local Toys for Tots Program.
Resident Tim Brennan said taking the plunge was the least he could do to support service men and women.
“The little bit that we just did is nothing compared to what they did for us.”
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