$10,000+ Raised For Special Olympics By “Plungers”February 8th, 2011 by Submitted
Best costume team – South Arkansas Rehabilitation/Sock Monkeys
Best costume individual – Amber Wells/Ice Cube
Most $$ team – IMA (Becky’s team) $950.46
Most $$ individual – Jason & Karen Caldwell a little over $2,000.00 each
Total amount raised $10,019.00 with a total of 54 plungers.
The next event is Area 12 Basketball to be held Friday, February 25 at the University Center Gym on the UAM Campus. Registration starts at 9 am and the games will start at 9:30 am. Right now volunteers are needed to keep score and officiate. Persons interested in volunteering can contact Karen Caldwell at 870-723-2417 and Junior High or High School Special Ed teachers interested in putting in a team can contact Ked Donham at 870-723-2539. Ked must be notified by Tuesday, February 22nd.
“3 Cinderellas” Steal the Show at the Polar Bear Plunge
Posted January 30, 2011.
Drew County Customs’ team of Jason and Karen Caldwell and A. J. Huffman wore costumes that were the main attraction at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.
Unofficial reports estimate the event raised just under $10,000.
Special Olympics Arkansas Area 12 will be having it’s second annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday January 29th, at Weevil Pond on the campus of UAM. Registration begins at 10:00am, with Awards at 11:15am, and the Plunge will start at 12:00 Noon. Last year around 78 plungers raised $9,000.
Drew County Customs will be hosting a $5 all you can eat bowl of chili. They will also have “Chickened Out” t-shirts for those not brave enough to face the cold waters of Weevil Pond.
Drew County Custom Team Members Jason and Karen Caldwell will be doing a “24 Hour Super Plunge”. Starting today at 11am, they will plunge in UAM’s weevil pond ever hour for 24 hours, with their last plunge being with all the other teams at Noon on Saturday.
Come on out to Weevil Pond on the UAM campus and support Arkansas Special Olympics.
If you would like to take the plunge or for any additional information you can contact Karen Caldwell at 870-723-2417.
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