BCC Staff Take the Plunge for Students

By Brandi Bailey

February 14, 2013 Updated Feb 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It was an icy day at Broome Community College.

It's the first ever Polar Plunge at BCC. Staff jumped into a pool donated by Coral Isle to raise money for scholarships for students in their line of study.

Participants said they did it all for the students, but were glad the sun peaked out just before the jump.

That didn't matter much, though. Spectators -- mostly their students -- had the opportunity to buy cubs of ice to add to the already freezing water.

The four who participated said the water was a little colder than expected as a result.

"As soon as I got in I couldn't not feel my feet and after about a minute, I couldn't feel my knees, said Wes Warren. "But it's all good. All good for a good cause."

The group raised more than $2,000 that will be used on scholarships. They say they hope to make it an annual event.