Tuesday, June 4News That Matters

800 brave souls take the plunge into Goose Lake to support Special Olympics Alaska


The 15th annual Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics of Alaska took place at Goose Lake, with over 800 Alaskans braving the icy waters for a good cause. According to Sarah Arts, the CEO and President of the Special Olympics of Alaska, the event was a unique and truly polar experience. Participants included high school students, local businesses, and a few daring individuals, all of whom had to raise at least $125 each in order to take the plunge. In total, the event raised over $300,000, which will go towards providing free sports programming for athletes of the Special Olympics of Alaska. Arts expressed her gratitude towards all the participants, donors, and sponsors, calling it an amazing tribute to the community of Alaska. The event was deemed a success, with the funds raised ensuring that economic barriers will not hinder athletes from participating in sports. (Copyright 2023 KTUU. All rights reserved.)