Braun Strowman recently took some time out of his very limited personal schedule to offer his services for charitable efforts.
The WWE Superstar took a polar plunge at Pike Lake outside of Hartford, Connecticut on Friday. FOX6 News Milwaukee was on hand to stream the event, where Strowman and an estimated 1,000 fans gathered on very short-notice to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County.
Strowman executed a cannonball into the extremely cold waters to help raise over $3,000 in charitable donations, surpassing the originally set goal of $2,000. Afterwards, the WWE veteran spoke with FOX6 News Milwaukee about how the event came to fruition and how he was surprised by the successful turnout.
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“We might have to turn this into a big event and get like, I don’t know, 10,000 people out here,” Strowman said. “We have about 1,000 people out here on 30 hours of notice, so I’m not too mad about that.”
Strowman continued, “We’ll somehow figure out, we’ll get WWE involved, the local charities, and next year we’ll have a really big event.”
The interviewer for FOX6 News Milwaukee then asked Strowman why he wanted to jump into the icy waters in the first place.
“I was going to do it, one, because I’ve never done it and two, I legit take ice baths all the time and I thought, ‘Oh, that would be kind of fun,'” said Strowman. “But then I thought, ‘Wait a second, I bet I could raise some money to see me jump into a lake.'”
Strowman added, “WWE and I worked together [and in] literally 24 hours we put this thing together.”
Check out video of Braun Strowman’s polar plunge into Pike Lake as well as his full interview with FOX6 News Milwaukee afterwards by clicking here.
- VIDEO: Braun Strowman’s ‘Polar Plunge’ Into Pike Lake