The UT Martin chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon raised $225 for the 11th Annual Polar Plunge, benefiting the Special Olympics of Tennessee. The event was held Saturday, February 12 at Aloha Pools and Spas in Union City.
The annual event, hosted by the Area 7 Special Olympics of Tennessee, raises money through online registrations and donations. “Plungers” raised at least $10 each to cover their registration. Individuals could also earn prizes for raising larger amounts.
COVID-19 has deeply impacted Special Olympics Tennessee athletes by further isolating an already at-risk population, leading to mental health struggles and poor physical well-being.