ULTIMATE POLAR PLUNGE
June 30 - July 02, 2016
February 04 & 06, 2016
February 06, 2016
February 6, 2016
February 7, 2016
February 22, 2016
February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 05, 2016
Date: March 19, 2016
March 20, 2016
April 02, 2016
In 2015 we were Freezin' for a Reason and raised $270,000 for Special Olympics ...
Our goal was to beat that total in 2016 and we raised an incredible $336,000 !!
THANK YOU to all plungers, volunteers and sponsors for #freezinforareason
Polar Plunge in the News...
Peel Police take Polar Plunge for SOO
Given its success, the Polar Plunge is undoubtedly going to become a Peel Regional Police tradition.
Last year's inaugural event, which features officers – along with their families and friends –willingly jumping into a tank of icy water for charity, brought in thousands of dollars.
This year's plunge, which took place Saturday at the Peel Regional Police Association in Brampton, was no different.
Though the final tally isn't in just yet, Const. Rachel Gibbs, a Peel police spokesperson, said they are close to their fundraising goal of $30,000 for Special Olympics Ontario.
Polar Plungers Jump for Special Olympics
While most jumpers wore swim trunks at Saturday’s Ottawa Polar Plunge, Mélanie Serviss and family had a different plan.
With denim ribbons pinned to their shoulders, Serviss, Julie Larivière and Nicole Gagnon jumped into the ice cold water wearing jeans and tutus.
“I kind of stopped breathing for a split second,” Serviss said, laughing.
“It was cold, my daughter actually cried when we jumped.”
“She doesn’t like us jumping in water, and it was cold water. Probably our reaction.”
The event was put on by the Ottawa Police Service and the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run at Algonquin College, with divers jumping off a platform into a water-filled dumpster. About 100 people took the plunge, raising around $20,000 for Special Olympics Ontario.
Guelph Raises Over $36,000 in 1st Annual Polar Plunge!
The Guelph Police Service hosted a Polar Plunge on February 6th in an attempt to raise $20,000 for the 2016 Provincial Spring Games for Special Olympics and were thrilled to have 163 Plungers participate and raised over $36,000!
CBC article HERE
Mayor Cam Guthrie Blog Post HERE
CTV Video HERE
Warming up to Kingston's Polar Plunge
Outwardly, when I heard some Feb Fest 2016 events were cancelled because of the warm weather, I was a little disappointed. Inside, I was evilly laughing 'mauhahaha.' If it was relatively warm out of the water, it'll only be "¦ cold in the water.
Let me tell you, 'cold' is a heck of a lot better than needle-stabbingly frozen. That's what it was like for 2015. I don't know what the temperature of the water was then, but this year co-organizer and Kingston Police Staff Sgt. Jody Armstrong announced that it was 2 C right before we headed over to the docks. Talk about a confidence boost.
This year 80 brave souls took part in the Polar Plunge. Together they raised well over $38,000, but the final numbers won't be tallied till later this week. Last year there were 72 plungers who raised $34,000. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, there were more than 800 online sponsors.
Photos courtesy of Corey Lablans Photography HERE
Windsor Police Chief Takes Plunge for Special Olympics
Photos and Video found HERE
In total, 181 Plungers raised $48,500 for Special Olympics, thank you too all brrr-ave participants, generous donors and dedicated volunteers for making the 2nd Annual Plunge another great success!
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