Plunging for Special Olympics

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Special Olympic athletes from the Arkansas School for the Death and Conway Arkansas compete in floor hockey, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Jones Center in Springdale. The athletes participated in the states winter games that comprised of floor hockey and speed skating.

Hundreds of people will likely take a dip in Beaver Lake to support state athletes competing in the Special Olympics.

Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge is a fundraiser held in several locations across the state in which individuals and teams take the plunge into various bodies of water to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age and raise a minimum of $50 per person.

The Fort Smith Polar Plunge is 10 a.m. today at Carol Ann Cross Park, 1601 S. 74th St.

The Beaver Lake Polar Plunge is 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at Prairie Creek swim area, 9314 N. Park Road, Rogers.

For more information about the Beaver Lake Polar Plunge, contact: Mark Jordan 479-271-3186 or Donna Kilmer 479-366-3216 or by email at

Source: Special Olympics Arkansas

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