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Take the plunge for Special Olympics Arkansas
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- "Freezin' for a reason." That's the motto for the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge this weekend.

Over the last 40 years, Special Olympics of Arkansas has helped more than 14-thousand people excel. And they're making sure they can continue that mission with this annual fundraising event.

Everyone is invited to take the plunge today, December 10 at Lakewood Lake #3 in North Little Rock. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the plunge beginning at noon.

"We've got ice trucks delivering ice to make sure the water is completely freezing for everybody on Saturday," says Michelle Hill with the NLR Police Department.

Cost to plunge is $50 or you can donate to your favorite team or individual player at www.firstgiving.com/soar. All proceeds go towards Special Olympics of Arkansas. 

The mission of Special Olympics is 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.

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