Friday, 01 24, 2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will be the site for the 2014 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics on Feb. 15.
Participants seek sponsors to help raise money for the Special Olympics and get to jump into Kentucky Lake. The event, sponsored by WPSD-TV and radio station WKYQ in Paducah, will be at the courtesy dock near the park’s convention center. Awards will be given for best costumes, largest groups and top fundraisers.
The plunge starts at 11:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Visit kentuckyplunge.com to register and for details. There will also be a 5K race at 9 a.m.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, which sits near the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, features a lodge, cottages, marina, campground, golf course, convention center and full-service restaurant. For more information about the park, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-325-0146.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov