Roadblock to benefit Special Olympics Polar Plunge team

Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County is conducting a roadblock from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Second and Walnut streets in downtown Seymour.

Money raised will go toward the Seymour Tsunamis’ fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Indiana’s signature fundraiser, the Polar Plunge.

Athletes and volunteers from the county program will be joined by community supporters in participating in the Borden Polar Plunge on Feb. 11 at Deam Lake State Recreation Area.

This will be the fourth year in a row for Jackson County to have a team participate. The plunge will start at noon Feb. 11, and spectators are welcome.

The team’s online fundraising is underway at At that link, people can donate to a team member or join the team. There also is a virtual plunger option if someone doesn’t want to take the plunge but they want to raise money for the Jackson County program.

Fundraisers such as the Polar Plunge allow athletes to participate at no cost. There are more than 16,000 athletes in the state.

Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up.

For information about the Jackson County program, visit