No one knew that when 30 people signed up to take the plunge in 2013, that 5 years later over $60,000 would be raised by “Freezin’ for a Reason”.
The 5th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics PEI will take place 1:00pm on Sunday, April 9th in two locations; Holland College Marine Centre in Summerside and Charlottetown City Police Department in Charlottetown.
Provincial Torch Run Coordinator, Roger Steadman - Park Warden Supervisor with Parks Canada added, “We’re very excited to celebrate our 5th year of the Polar Plunge this year. Over the past five years we have been able raise funds and public awareness of Special Olympics on Prince Edward Island. We invite everyone to come out and have some fun watching their neighbours; Special Olympic athletes; and members of the Law Enforcement community don costumes and brave the icy April waters in Summerside and jump into some frigid waters in Charlottetown for such a great cause.”
“We love this event!” says Special Olympics PEI Executive Director, Charity Sheehan. “This is such a unique way to bring the general public, Law Enforcement community and our members together to raise funds. In the past we have had a wide range of individuals take the plunge in costumes or in uniform. We encourage everyone to join in the fun on April 9.”
For more information, contact:
Charity Sheehan, Special Olympics PEI Executive Director
902.368.8919 or firstname.lastname@example.org