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Students Take the Plunge to Help Others

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Several members of the Student Government Association of Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus are warming up after taking part in a polar bear plunge. Five Arkansas Tech – Ozark students jumped into Cove Lake in Paris, Arkansas, last week to support Special Olympics.

The group raised nearly $400 to assist Special Olympics Arkansas with their mission "of providing sports training and athletic competition for all children and adults with developmental disabilities."

According to their website, the Special Olympics was founded on the belief that all individuals can benefit from sports, and events like the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge help subsidize training, travel and other costs needed to support athletes.

Currently, more than 13,000 athletes participate in training and compete in a year-round program of 18 different sports.

Those students participating were: (Left to Right) Sherry Tinerella, Bridgett Robertson, John Gattis, Faith Johnson and Natalie Lopez