Polar Plunge raises over $9,000 for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge raises over $9,000 for Special Olympics

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Dozens of people came out for the Polar Plunge at Crowley’s Ridge State Park on Saturday, all to benefit Special Olympics Arkansas.

This year looked a little different due to the pandemic.

Social distancing was enforced, masks were worn, and some even did a virtual plunge.

Area One Training Director for Special Olympics Arkansas, Skip Schalk, says this is a crucial annual fundraising event.

“All of the funds we raise today will allow us to provide free events and training for all of our athletes all over area one,” said Schalk. “In the coming weeks, we’re going to start slowly opening back up and doing events and different things, so to make this free for our athletes, we need to still have events like this to be able to do it.”

So far, they have raised over $9,000.

If you weren’t able to make it out for the plunge Saturday, you have until the end of March to take a virtual plunge.

For more information on how to donate, click here.

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