Residents Brave Cold Lake
MORE THAN 300 PARTICIPANTS RAISE $40,000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Posted: February 16, 2014 at 5 a.m.
A soaked man dressed in a silver wig and a pink bra and tutu pulled off one of his boots and turned it over, emptying the Beaver Lake water that had collected inside it moments earlier.
AT A GLANCE
Special Olympics Arkansas supports 14,000 athletes across the state, including 825 in Northwest Arkansas, who compete and train yearround in 20 Olympic-type sports. The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation created Special Olympics in 1970. Since then it has become the world’s largest program of sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities.
SOURCE: SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARKANSAS
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