The plunge was for the Special Olympics, and each plunger had to raise at least $60 in order to plunge. I was fully funded by a wonderful friend, and my son Qi was fully funded by a friend of the person who funded me. I believe they said there were 200 plungers who registered and over $28,000 was raised to benefit the Special Olympics. Whether or not you believe a Texas Polar Plunge counts, the money raised for charity definitely counted.
Here is a video of me going out into the water so you can experience my pain.