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Broken Arrow students and staff "Freezin for a Reason"

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 23:22:56-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Public Schools were "Freezin for a Reason" Wednesday.

The school's athletic department hosted its fifth annual "Freezin for a Reason" polar plunge event. Students and staff bravely jumped into the icy water at the Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club. The Broken Arrow Police Department also took the plunge.

Their goal was to raise $6,000 for Broken Arrow Special Olympics. The funds go toward uniforms for the athletes, which coaches say, is incredibly important to them.

"The most important thing you'll do is put a kid in a uniform," said Christina Gould, head coach of the Broken Arrow Special Olympics team. "And it's because it helps them belong. It helps them feel a part of something. And this here today is really important because they get to see all of the other athletes from all of the other sports come out and support them, too."

This year's Special Olympics are May 13-15 in Stillwater.

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