Some Arkansans Took A Cold Plunge Early Saturday

A participant takes the Polar Plunge at Rochester Mills Brewing Company Saturday Feb. 10 2018 raising money for the Special Olympics

A participant takes the Polar Plunge at Rochester Mills Brewing Company Saturday Feb. 10 2018 raising money for the Special Olympics

The Oakland County Polar Plunge took place Saturday morning at the Rochester Hills Brewing Company. She said this is their eighth year participating. "I actually worked with Special Olympics for a long time", said Pate.

"It's just a great cause and we love this", said participant Rob Poirier. Some went solo, others went as a pair, and the more daring even tried a cannonball, but everyone had smiles on their faces in support of a good cause.

Junior lacrosse player Jess Lyons commented on the collective passion that all of Catholic Athletics shows for events like the plunge.

To have the privilege of jumping into the water, each participant had to raise a minimum of $50 for Special Olympics Oregon.


During a special presentation at the Upper School on Tuesday, Special Olympics New York Director of Development Kaitlin Brennan awarded the Iona Prep Plungers with their third "Cool School Challenge" trophy in as many years. The best part, though, is that the students do so much to spread the word about what the Special Olympics does for its athletes.

It will be the seventh year for the Polar Plunge at Riverside Park.

Greenville's plunge was held at Turk Lake, and it had a record number of jumpers.

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