EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE, KARD) – On Friday, residents gathered at the El Dorado Country Club to jump into the freezing water in support of Arkansas Special Olympics athletes.
The Polar Plunge benefits more than 20,000 Arkansas Special Olympics athletes and young adults across the state who train year-round in fifteen different athletic, health, and leadership programs.
Special Olympics Arkansas gives 100% of donations to athletes.
There are more than twenty opportunities statewide to experience the thrill with Special Olympics Arkansas. Polar Plunge events take place across the state of Arkansas during the months of January through March.
The El Dorado Police Department has partnered with the El Dorado Council of Realtors to raise funds.
El Dorado Police Department Criminal Investigator Gerid Ardwin said, “Special Olympics is a great organization. They provide valuable assets to the people who need them here. We just want people to help us help them, and that’s a great way to do it.
The El Dorado Polar Plunge was a successful event. Raised approximately $8,200 for Arkansas Special Olympics.
Polar Plunge is a fundraising event hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, an organization focused on raising awareness for the Special Olympics.