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It was bright and sunny on Saturday, so what better to do than run into the water at Seafarers' Memorial Park to benefit Special Olympics.

The combined Polar Plunge and 5k Anne Jackson race raised more than $10,000 on Saturday. The plunge, which required a $50 registration, benefits Special Olympics. The Anne Jackson race benefits Skagit Animals in Need, which looks after neglacted, abandoned and abused horses and other animals in emergency situation.

The 5k Anne Jackson race was in honor of a Skagit County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed, along with 5 other people, during a shooting spree in 2008 in Alger.

By the way, that looks like Sheriff Will Reichardt coming out of thee water wearing the number 118. He had come in third in the 5k race.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times