Portland, March 1st, 2014. More than 2,000 Portlanders jumped into the frigid water of the Columbia River to support Special Olympics Oregon. The cold weather did not dampen enthusiasm and great costumes added to the fun. Organized by Oregon Law Enforcement, the Polar Plunge, is the largest grass roots fundraiser in Oregon. Money raised supports 12,000 Special Olympics Oregon participants statewide. (photo credit, Cameron Browne)
Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. They hold events in every region of the state, every month of the year, providing athletes the opportunity to be competing and training as often as they choose.