The Fort Smith Polar Plunge for Special Olympics is Saturday, February 2, in Fort Smith.
The fundraiser involves teams and individuals who’ll jump into Creekmore Park Pool. All money raised will go to Special Olympics Arkansas, according to a representative from the nonprofit.
A minimum donation to plunge is $50 and you’ll get a souvenir long sleeve shirt. Thousand-dollar donors get a beach towel, backpack, a roadside assistance kit and a long sleeve plunge shirt. There are donation amounts in between, too.
The event is hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.