Categorized | Samantha Baker

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Today was the annual Polar Plunge in Rogers benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas. Hundreds gathered, some in costume, to jump into the mid-30-degree water of Beaver Lake to support the cause. Jumpers had to fund raise in order to make the plunge and it looked like everyone had fun! Someday I hope to participate in this event. Looks like the silly-fun I enjoy!
P.S. I love the Muppets, so I got a little distracted.

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).