Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics

The Lethbridge Police Service along with Lethbridge, Corrections, the Taber Police Service, Blood Tribe Police Service, RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs and the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are inviting citizens to take the plunge next month – alone or as part of a team – to help raise funds for Special Olympics.

The 6th Annual Polar Plunge – Freezin’ for a Reason – is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Henderson Lake. In addition to the icy dip, this family-friendly fundraising event includes entertainment, a fundraising BBQ, campfires, western-themed costume contest and more.

Adventurous residents ready to brave the chilly waters may take the plunge alone or as part of team by making a donation. Registration is a minimum $75 donation and those who want to contribute but would rather remain bundled up on dry land can register for $50 and receive a “Too Chicken to Plunge” T-shirt. All proceeds go to Special Olympics.

The Plunge will start at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Feb 4th and interested participants are asked to register and submit their donations at the Henderson Lake registration tent that will be set up after 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

For safety reasons, there will be no diving, no cannonballs and no somersaults. Plungers must wear a swimsuit or other clothing and are reminded to bring dry gear to change into after their dip. Men’s and women’s changing areas will be set up on site, however there will be no secure storage for valuables.

Team, Individual, Too Chicken registration forms as well as any other information about this event is available on the Polar Plunge website www.alberta.polarplunge.ca or contact Sr. Cst. Mat Champagne of the Taber Police Service at 403-223-8991 or mchampagne@taber.ca .

  

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

 

Cst. Kara Hagen

Community Liaison Officer

Lethbridge Police Service

403-330-5020

kara.hagen@lethbridgepolice.ca