SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –
The West Grey Police Service will be hosting their second annual Freezin’ For A Reason Special Olympics Polar Plunge at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Separate School in Durham on March 9 where teachers, fire fighters, paramedics, police officers and members of the public will be taking the plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics.
The plunge will be set up in an above ground pool outside with music and food as well as prizes and giveaways to be won. Students are encouraged to raise money to dress up in funny costumes and watch their teachers brave the frigid water.
A signature provincial event of the Law Enforcement Torch Run initiative, the Polar Plunge aims to benefit Special Olympics Ontario with plungers paying a registration fee or alternatively fundraising (while meeting, and hopefully exceeding a minimum requirement) to participate.
Organizers are asking local businesses to support the Plunge by providing prizes to be awarded for achievements such as highest fundraisers, best costumes, and team spirit; with sponsors being posted at the event. Monetary donations will also be accepted and donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.
For more information visit polarplunge.ca/westgrey2018 and use the hashtag #freezinforareason.
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