Georgia Special Olympics finds fundraising success

ACWORTH, GA. — At the 15th annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24, hundreds of people gathered at the edge of Lake Acworth to dive into frigid waters, all to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) athletes.

Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions for over 17,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, SOGA relies on community donations to offer free year-round sports training. The Polar Plunge is the largest donation fundraising effort benefitting Special Olympics Georgia.

In this video, Fresh Take Georgia’s Taylor Boysen reports from Lake Acworth, 40 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Videography Claire Becknell


Taylor Boysen is an Atlanta-based reporter for Fresh Take Georgia.

Claire Becknell is an Atlanta-based multi-media journalist for Fresh Take Georgia.

Fresh Take Georgia aims to bridge the gap in local journalism by providing in-depth, fact-based, fair and balanced investigative journalism to Atlanta’s local communities.

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