But turnout is great every year, and Shelton has taken things to another level. Each person who participates must raise at least $75 for the Special Olympics. Shelton has raised already $30,000.
"We started, and I realized when I took that first donation, I was set," said Shelton. "I couldn't back out. A thousand dollars went and came quick."
The Polar Plunge in Boonville is this Saturday at Scales Lake. Registration is at 11 a.m., and the big plunge is at 12:30 p.m.