In two weeks, hundreds of people will crowd 'Owen Beach' at Tacoma's Point Defiance to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Washington. These polar plungers know how to party -- a costume contest kicked off the event at Golden Gardens Park on Elliott Bay. "It's just beautiful, it's festive, it's fun," said Mary Do with Special Olympics Washington. The event gets a ton of support from law enforcement including King County's top cop John Urquhart who lost his flip-flop last year in Lake Union. This year, he came prepared with lace-up shoes. "These shoes have seen better days, so have I," said Urquhart. "But if I lose one it's no big loss, my wife will be really happy I got rid of these shoes." Urquhart led dozens of officers and Washington's Most Wanted host David Rose into the Puget Sound where the water was a brisk 46 degrees. At last count, the plunge raised $100,000 for the athletes. "You've got to support Special Olympics, it really hits home to me," said Ken Caldwell. "I've got a nephew with autism, so anytime you can raise money for a good cause, that's what we are here to do."