2019 Polar Plunge Makes a Splash for Special Olympics

The Ottawa Police Service and Special Olympics Ontario are pleased to announce this year’s fundraising for the annual Polar Plunge reached $22,250! Over 100 plungers braved the chilly temperature and wind chill to take the plunge into a tank of freezing water making a splash in support of local athletes.

“Events like the annual Polar Plunge are so important to keep local Special Olympics athletes involved in the sports they love,” said Insp. John McGetrick.

“It’s heart-warming to see so many members of law enforcement and the public who are willing to take a chilly plunge to show their support for Special Olympics athletes,” commented Bill Dickson, Torch Run Zone Coordinator, OPP East Region Headquarters.

In partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Ottawa Police and Special Olympics Ontario would like to thank the plungers and their supporters for contributing to the success of the plunge.

Stay tuned for the 2020 Polar Plunge!

Image source: @OttawaPolice / facebook.com/OttawaPoliceService / instagram.com/ottawapolice

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