Freezin' for Special Olympics Athletes

Office of the Chief
The Toronto Police Service has set a goal to raise $100,000 for Special Olympics Ontario by testing their tolerance for the cold.

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario sees participants get doused, dunked and sprayed with cold water, slush and snow to raise money for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Last year, the Service raised $80,000.

This is fifth year for the event.Because of pandemic, most of this year’s events are held virtually.

You can register to start fundraising yourself or donate to a team.Fundraising incentives and prizes are available.

This year’s TPS Polar Plunge campaign ends on March 21. So far, Chief James Ramer has led the way with fundraising over $7,000 with the help of an endorsement from Leafs legend Wendel Clark.

Donate here at the Chief's Polar Plunge webpage.

Individuals can video themselves taking the 2022 Virtual Polar Plunge and post it on social media using #PlungeON and @LETRToronto to take part in the fun.

Supt. Dave Rydzik, the Chair of the Toronto Police Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, said the money raised is going to a good cause.

“Covid has had a profound impact on everyone, particularly those with disabilities,” said thetop fundraiser of the 43 Division Freezies. “At the best of times, participating in sport is difficult for them. It is such an important cause to raise funds for and it’s the 35th anniversary for Toronto Police in helping out Special Olympics Ontario with fundraising.”

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