Special Olympics

KY Gymnast Wins Gold
This is absolutely awesome and we are so proud of her!  Rhythmic Gymnast Danielle Blakeney, of Kentucky, has completed her events at the Special Olympics World Games and the results are in.  And she has won multiple gold medals!  LOOK!
Let the Games Begin [Video]
I am a sobbing mess.  The Special Olympics World Games officially get underway this evening in Los Angeles with the Opening Ceremonies and, here in Western Kentucky, we are rooting for Chris Willis of Owensboro!  Chris is representing Team USA in swimming and hopes to bring home gold.  Chris is one …
Take the Plunge With WBKR
How's that for an action shot?  Just a fraction of a second after hovering above the Hines Center Lake, we were swimming in it.  And a fraction of a second after this pic was taken,  I  was swearing like Andrew Dice Clay.  And, you know what?  I'm ready to do it all over again.  The freezing AND the…
The Polar Bear Plunge Returns
It's that time again.  And, yes!  Here at WBKR, we are going to be Freezin' for a Reason at the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  It's Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we'll be among the hundreds of folks who suck it up, throw caution to the shrinkage-inducing wind and jump into the …
Kizzy's Polar Bear Plunge
This is HILARIOUS!!  Saturday marked the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at The Hines Center in Philpot and 200 plungers showed up to jump in the chilly, 22 degree waters of the Hines Center lake.  Among them was Kizzy, who joined WBKR's team, Jimmy Parrot's Plungers.  The cameras were rolling as Kizzy, deck…
Take the Plunge With WBKR!
I have said it multiple times before . . . jumping into a freezing-cold lake is the single WORST idea in history and the single-worst way to raise money for a charity.  LOL!  But, you know what!  We're doing it anyway and we are going to have a blast.  :)
Kizzy Joins Our Plunge Team!
I have been trying to get her to take the plunge for years!  And now, finally, Kizzy has agreed to help WBKR raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky by taking the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge!  It's Saturday, February 9th at The Hines Center in Philpot and, as Kizzy explains, it's go…
The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge
I have said it multiple times before . . . jumping into a freezing-cold lake is the single WORST idea in history and the single-worst way to raise money for a charity.  LOL!  But, you know what!  We're doing it anyway and we are going to have a blast.  :)  The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge is coming up Sat…
Apollo High to host Special Olympics Tomorrow
Obbie Todd and Sam Rutland visited the WBKR Waking Crew show earlier this week and told us about the big Special Olympics event scheduled for tomorrow at Apollo.
It's a Special Olympics weightlifting competition that starts at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The school is located at 2…
WBKR Takes the Polar Bear Plunge [Video]
The Polar Bear Plunge was Saturday morning at The Hines Center in Philpot.  And, for the second consecutive year, record crowds and participants turned out to raise money for and support Special Olympics Kentucky!  233 plungers walked the plank at the Hines Center lake and plunged into the chilly wa…
Take The Polar Bear Plunge With Chad & Jaclyn!
Picture it!  The Hines Center in Philpot.  Saturday, February 18th.  It's freezing a#$ cold outside and you're standing on the dock of The Hines Center lake and hundreds of people are chanting, encouraging you to jump in the freezing cold water that, quite possibly, has big chunks of ice in it.  And…

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