Special Olympics Area 1 hosts Polar Plunge in Paragould

Special Olympics Area 1 hosts Polar Plunge in Paragould

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) -Dozens gathered and froze in cold water Saturday for a good cause.

The Special Olympics Arkansas Area 1 hosted its annual Polar Plunge at Crowley’s Ridge State Park to benefit athletes with special needs.

A student from Paragould High School polar plunged with a few of his 2020 graduating classmates, saying they wanted to do something special for the athletes even if it meant freezing.

Over $18,000 were raised by multiple groups across Paragould.

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