Temperatures Below Freezing did Not Dampen Spirits for the Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics (Click icon for pics. and videos)

Dubois County / Indiana (NNDC):


Below freezing temperatures did not keep the participants and crowd from raising thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is part of the global Special Olympics movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against, and to empower people with, intellectual disabilities.  They are a sports organization that uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change, working for more than 50 years to open hearts and minds toward people with intellectual disabilities and to create inclusive communities across the state.  With the support of over 10,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics Indiana provides year round sports training and athletic competition for more than 18,000 athletes and unified partners at no cost to the participants.  Learn more by visiting www.soindiana.org.


Local Coordinator Rose Terwiske of Jasper and her Mardi Gras Froggers represented Dubois County well as part of the Indiana Team at the 2020 Petersburg Polar Plunge.


Francie Smith, event chair and Regional Manager explains the day.


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