DENVER (CBS4) – Some Denver police recruit officers came together on Monday and braved the cold weather to help athletes in the Special Olympics. The recruits dunked themselves in a large bucket full ice water.

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The nearly 50 recruits are preparing for the upcoming Special Olympics Polar Plunge and 5k at Wash Park. The event is special for one recruit who has a brother competing as an athlete.

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The Daniels Fund is sponsoring the class and presented a $2,000 check to Special Olympics Colorado. That money covers event registration for the recruits.