Jumpers needed for annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics


The search is on for at least 100 jumpers for this year's Lake Norfork Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas set for February 24th at the Henderson Marina Beach.
Last year about $13,000 was raised during the Polar Plunge. Donna Kilmer, Area 2 Field Representative for Special Olympics Arkansas, says the dollars raised during the Polar Plunge benefit Special Olympics athletes as they compete outside the area.
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Kilmer says funds raised during the Polar Plunge benefit the athletes at the health initiative clinic.


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Locally, Jay Chafin serves as a contact point for those wanting to participate in the Polar Plunge. In a recent visit on KTLO-FM's Talk of the Town, Chafin says at last year's event 60-70 people took the plunge, jumping into the chilly waters of Lake Norfork. But Chafin says taking the plunge is not necessary to help Special Olympics.


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Chafin says the excitement is building as they shoot to recruit at least 100 jumpers for the Polar Plunge.


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Chafin says there are a couple of ways to get involved.


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For more information, contact Chafin at 870-425-9868.

This month Our Community Cares, sponsored by Kent P. Nachtigal, MD, General and Vascular Surgery; Sleep Mart; Integrity First Bank; and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, highlights the Lake Norfork Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas. Learn more at ktlo.com. http://www.ktlo.com./pages/16030402.php?

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