Take the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics

Preparations are underway for Detroit's biggest annual winter celebration, the Meridian Winter Blast, which opens next Friday at Campus Martius park.

Festival participants will also take a dip into freezing water for a good cause with the Winter Blast Polar Plunge. Donations will benefit the Special Olympics of Michigan. The pool will be located on the south side of the park and will be open from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Organizers and volunteers supporting the effort stopped by the Fox2 News Studios Saturday morning to preview the event. 

Watch the video above and click here for more information.