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Important Advice for Polar Plunge Participants

An experienced education professional, Greg Gerkens has held positions like special education teacher and assistant principal. Outside of work, Greg Gerkens gives back to the community in several ways, including participating in the Polar Plunge, which benefits the Special Olympics. 151 more words

Greg Gerkens

Special Olympics Ireland: Polar Plunge Update

So mission accomplished and I had my dip in the arctic on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March)…no chance of finding any snakes to banish round these parts :) 389 more words


Polar Plunge in Oyster Bay raises $65,000 for the Special Olympics

It was 32 degrees and windy. But at 11:30 in the morning, over 400 people lined the shore at Tobay Beach. One woman wore a swimsuit with a crown of flowers, while one man wore a Deadpool costume. 429 more words

Cierva Cove

Cierva Cove is a serious glacial area on the Western side of Graham Land, up near the top of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Under a  brilliant blue sky, flat-topped tabular icebergs floated in Hughes bay. 327 more words

Freezing for a cause.

The annual Polar Plunge took place on Sunday, March 5, and my partner and I were there covering it all for you.  That’s right, last weekend we were freezing our butts off to cover the Polar Plunge, a fundraising event where plunge participants… 1,030 more words

Freezing Nipples not the only ones freezing- Polar plunge at Caesar's Creek

Frozen Nipples, Polar Babies, Scuba Girl and the Cincinnati Bengals guy were among the hundreds to take the frozen plunge this year at Caesar’s Creek at the public beach to help raise money for the Special Olympics. 97 more words

Eric Murphy - Special Olympics of Alleghany County

It only takes a few moments of conversation with Ennice resident Eric Murphy to realize he is passionate about sports.  An avid reader of newspaper sports pages, he is an encyclopedia of statistics on individual players and teams ranging from basketball to NASCAR.  708 more words