Jones participates in Craven County Polar Plunge

Bryson Jones, candidate for North Carolina General Assembly, District 79, and his children, Maverick and Lilly, participated in the Craven County Polar Plunge the morning of Jan. 20, 2018.

Jones, his children, and more than 50 other supporters plunged into 39-degree water in an outdoor pool at Courts Plus in New Bern, North Carolina.

Proceeds generated during the event will benefit the North Carolina Special Olympics.

"We are out here freezin' for a reason this morning," Jones said. "I am honored to support the Special Olympics and members of our community with physical or intellectual disabilities."

This is not the first time Jones has supported the Special Olympics. He has also volunteered with the program during events in the past.

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