Polar Plunge Raises Thousands for Special Olympics Arkansas

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Saturday, February 2, four communities took the plunge for the Special Olympics Arkansas and celebrated a total of $34,000 raised.

The Polar Plunge took place in Blytheville, Russellville, Fort Smith, and Cabot hosting over 30 teams and 100 individuals.

The Polar Plunge is hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run and is a fundraiser in which officers bring communities together to brave the cold in an effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas athletes.

The entire season host 25 polar plunge events across the state bringing in over $200,000.

January through March is the official Polar Plunge Season in Arkansas, according to their website.

For more information on this fundraising event, click www.specialolympicsarkansas.org. 

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