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Community Takes Frigid Plunge for Kyi-Yo Pow Wow Fundraiser

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MISSOULA -

University of Montana students, faculty and even Griz Head Coach Mick Delaney took a frigid plunge underwater on Tuesday for charity.

The UM Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association hosted the "Coldwater Grizzly Dip" in the middle of campus.

The group hopes to raise $10,000 by this March to help fund the annual Kyi-Yo Pow Wow.

Volunteer participants encouraged donations from the crowd before jumping-- or belly-flopping-- into a pool of not-so-warm water.

Fredricka Hunter, of American Indian Student Services, said, "Our students work so hard to put on the annual conference, the annual pow wow and to have community support is really important."

Donations will provide free admission to the pow wow for 1,000 Missoula public school children, and pay for a free, public meal at the event.

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