By Christina Jedra, Boston.com correspondent -
Special Olympics Massachusetts hosted its annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 23 with simultaneous events at Revere and Nantasket beaches. Special Olympics Massachusetts said the plunges are the biggest fundraiser for the organization, raising almost 10 percent of its revenue.
Pictured at the Revere Beach Plunge is Michael Forte, who was a costume contest favorite. Forte, a first-time plunger, said he would definitely continue to participate in the event.