The Polar Plunge dares people to dive into frozen lakes across Alberta, all to support the Special Olympics movement. The goal is to have hundreds of daredevils plunge into icy waters, raising awareness and $250,000 for Special Olympics athletes in Alberta. “We want people daring enough to take on the challenge of icy waters to boldly show they want an inclusive society for people with intellectual disabilities,” said Johnny Byrne, Special Olympics Alberta CEO and president. “Our Special Olympics athletes face challenges every day and they break down the barriers of isolation and lowered expectations. Breaking through the ice and showing you’re willing to challenge yourself is a small act of solidarity for our Special Olympics athletes. We can’t wait to see all the fearless plungers and supporters. For a second year, we have Mr. Lube on board to sponsor our Polar Plunge events across Alberta.” Polar Plunge draws altruistic, thrill seekers from law enforcement, universities, corporations, government officials, professional athletes and even Special Olympics athletes. Plungers take on the cold to make sure that over 3,000 of people with intellectual disabilities in Alberta are empowered through sport. The event is presented in partnership with Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Alberta with five cities hosting the event: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer. The Red Deer Polar Plunge will be taking place on March 9th, 2019 at the Bower Kin Community Centre at 85 Boyce Street, Red Deer. To sign up for the plunge please visit the event website and register as a plunger: http://alberta.polarplunge.ca/ Internationally the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser and awareness vehicle for Special Olympics. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, the 50 United States, and 46 countries internationally form the largest grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Last year in Alberta, over $627,000 was raised across the province, benefiting local programs. For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta, please visit www.albertatorchrun.ca . Follow us on Facebook, Twitter @Alberta_LETR and Instagram @albertatorchrun.
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