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It's Polar Plunge time for Saline County!

It's Polar Plunge time for Saline County!

BENTON, Ark. (SOAR) - It is that time of the year again when individuals from all across Saline County and Central Arkansas converge into Hurricane Lake in Benton for Special Olympics.  It’s called the Polar Plunge and it’s an event where individuals agree to jump into freezing cold waters in exchange for monetary donations to Special Olympics Arkansas.

This is the 4th year for the Polar Plunge event to be held in Saline County at Hurricane Lake Estates.  It all begins on Jan. 18th with registration starting at 9:30 AM, awards at 11:00 AM, and the plunge starting at 11:30 AM. 

Participants from Saline County, including officers from the Benton Police Department, have long participated in the event in other locations.  It was decided four years ago that residents of Saline County have shown such amazing support for the event that it would only be appropriate to host one here to develop more grassroots support.

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Sunday, December 1

  • Fall hayride and campfire

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information contact Park Interpreters Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) or Richard Spilman(richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: field by Highway 300 and Pinnacle Valley Road
Admission:$12 adults, $6 children (ages 6-12)

Wednesday, December 4

Go!bbler Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day

Go!bbler Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Foobank) - Go! Running of Little Rock is back hosting its annual Go!bbler Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, benefitting the Arkansas Foodbank. The Turkey Trot has grown into the undisputed way to begin Thanksgiving Day for thousands of runners across the nation.

The run will begin at 8:00 am on November 28th at the Go! Running store located in The Heights on 1819 N Grant St.  There will be group run options of 3 miles, 4 miles, and 6.5 miles that cover many aspects of running such as road, track, trails, and other “surprises” that are essentially a tour of Hillcrest and The Heights.  It’s a group run with no entry fee, no chips, and no timing, but a whole lot of fun. The run begins next to Go! Running and finishes back at the store. 

How To Register:

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Promenade at Chenal) – Lululemon athletica will be officially rolling out their yoga mats at The Promenade at Chenal during the store Grand Opening event Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3.

Throughout the weekend lululemon will be hosting complimentary yoga and CrossFit classes in store, featuring local instructors and athletic influencers from around Central Arkansas. Class schedules and details can be found at www.ChenalShopping.com/events.

Bryant Softball Association’s Ace Xpress Crowned 6u Co-National Champions

Bryant Softball Association’s Ace Xpress Crowned 6u Co-National Champions

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Take an undefeated softball team and just add water. This was the recipe that the Ace Xpress cooked up this last weekend at the ASA 6u National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in Bowling Green, KY to take a share of the title with the Kentucky Thunder due to inclement weather.

After breezing through ASA District 9 and ASA Arkansas State, the Ace Xpress continued their winning ways in pool play by beating both the South Hardin All-Stars twice (13-4, 11-7) and the Kentucky Beast (15-4) before the remaining games were washed out by storms. Both the Kentucky Thunder and Ace Xpress tied for runs allowed, leading the committee to crown both teams as National Champions. The Ace Xpress were the only undefeated team in the tournament.

Bryant Parks awarded $1,300 grant for Adaptive Recreation

Bryant Parks awarded $1,300 grant for Adaptive Recreation

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of Bryant is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,300 grant from the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention to offer adaptive and inclusive programming for children with physical disabilities.

The program, set to begin in the fall, will consist of sports sampler classes at Bishop Park, including basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer and other activities.

The parks will partner with local businesses and associations throughout the state in order to facilitate programming.

For more information about adaptive programming please call (501) 943-0999 (option 7) or email bgriffin@cityofbryant.com.